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Republicans Introduce Bill to Help Fortify Federal Election Integrity

Policy Politics Rep Jim Banks Securing America's Election Act of 2019 The Save Democracy Act US

Republicans Introduce Bill to Help Fortify Federal Election Integrity

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House Republicans introduced a bill that they say will help each state create baseline protections against election irregularities and voter fraud during presidential elections. The Save Democracy Act aims to close loopholes that prevent secure and fair general elections by strengthening voter registration verifications, narrowing rules for when and how mail-in ballots can be accepted, and mandating observers from each party is allowed to be present during polling and vote counting. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the largest conservative caucus on Capitol Hill, led his caucus to introduce the legislation addressing the concerns of voters across the country. Chairman Banks said in a press statement, “This bill will restore the public’s trust that their vote is counted and their voice is heard.” The Pew Research Center published a survey in November 2020 in which they surveyed 11,818 American adults, 10,399 of whom said they voted …

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