Americans Smeared on Senate Floor

April 20, 2021

Washington — Heritage Action today released a statement from Executive Director Jessica Anderson responding to today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on election integrity reforms:

Today’s Senate hearing told the truth to the American people: State election law reforms will make elections more secure, increase access to voting, and ultimately restore trust in the ballot box. Unfortunately, not all participants in today’s hearing told the truth. Democratic witnesses resorted to lies and attacks in an attempt to smear Georgia’s election integrity bill and intimidate other states trying to secure their own elections. These attacks served their larger campaign to jam HR 1/S 1 through the Senate and rig the rules to advance a Left-wing political agenda.

Of course, Americans aren’t buying it: an overwhelming majority of Americans from all political backgrounds support voter ID laws. They recognize that voter ID does not stop voters from voting and instead ensures voters are who they say they are, these same voters support mail-in voting reforms, bans on ballot trafficking, and other policies to strengthen election security.

No matter what these “progressive” leaders and activists call these reforms, Americans will continue working in states across the country to secure our elections and make it easy to vote, and hard to cheat — even if the Left doesn’t agree. We will not be deterred.

Background: After Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed SB 202, an election integrity bill, politicians like President Biden and Sen. Schumer misled voters about the bill and were fact-checked by the Washington Post and Politifact. On the basis of those false claims, left-wing activists and corporations have threatened Georgians and their legislators with economic boycotts.

Heritage Action is running a $1 million ad campaign in Georgia to inform Georgians about the bill. Heritage Action also debunked several of the most common false claims about the bill in a Myth vs. Fact sheet.

Over three-quarters (77%) of Americans support voter ID requirements according to a poll commissioned by the Honest Elections Project.