Election integrity is a critical component of the American political process, and Americans in both parties support action to defend election security. Every American deserves to know that elections are being conducted fairly and honestly, with each vote counted as cast. Our voting systems should be ironclad and free from manipulation by vicious hackers seeking to delegitimize our government. OCC supports common sense steps to strengthen election integrity, including widespread use of paper ballots and post-election audits to verify results as accurate.
While the federal government has a role to play in supporting state and local election security initiatives, the Constitution provides that state and local governments ultimately have primary administration over their elections. Unfortunately, some politicians have exploited the election security issue in an attempt to rewrite election law and suppress political speech. OCC opposes efforts to federalize the election process.
ATR Opposes the Misleadingly-Named Freedom to Vote Act
By: Tom Hebert The Senate is considering S. 2747, the misleadingly-named “Freedom to Vote Act” sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). While proponents pitch the bill as a moderate compromise after H.R. 1’s crippling defeat, in reality S. 2747 contains many of the same provisions that amount to a federal…
ATR joins bipartisan coalition urging states to responsibly spend federal election security money
CONSERVATIVE AND PROGRESSIVE GROUPS UNITE TO ASK GOVERNORS & ELECTIONS OFFICIALS TO ENSURE SAFE, SECURE ELECTIONS IN NOVEMBER. Washington, D.C. —August 17, 2020– The National Election Defense Coalition (NEDC), Americans for Tax Reform, Public Citizen and Business for America have sent letters calling for immediate investment in cybersecurity, voter-verified paper ballots,…
Virginia Assembly Should Reject Governor Northam’s Municipal Election Power Grab
Photo credit: VCU Capital News Service Scandal-tarred Governor Ralph Northam (D-Va.) is using the Coronavirus crisis as an excuse to enact a tyrannical proposal that will disenfranchise Virginia voters and consolidate his control over local government. Northam has proposed an amendment to the budget bill that will move Virginia’s local…
Mitch McConnell proves leadership with legislation on election security
Photo credit: Greg Nash Protecting our voting systems from foreign and domestic tampering is a top priority heading into the 2020 election. Americans deserve to know that their elections are conducted fairly and honestly. The recent Senate Intelligence Committee report has shown that our voting infrastructure is under threat from…
We need to hack-proof our elections. An old technology can help.
The nation’s top intelligence officers warned Congress this week that Russia is continuing its efforts to target the 2018 elections. This should come as no surprise: A few months ago, the Department of Homeland Security notified 21 states that hackers had targeted their election systems in 2016. Yet Congress still…