WATCH: RNC National Spokesperson Paris Dennard on RNC's pushback on noncitizens voting


Americans want common-sense election reforms that make it easier to vote and harder to cheat. That’s why the RNC is working around the clock to fight for election integrity protections at every level of the democratic process. 

Here are the statistics driving our efforts: 

  • 75% of Americans -- including 69% of Black voters and 60% of Democrats polled -- support Voter ID requirements. A recent NPR poll found that 80% of Americans want voter ID.
  • 68 percent of voters believe that State legislatures should decide the voting rules and regulations for their state, not the federal government.
  • By a 33 point margin, Americans believe that voting in their area is already “easy” and want to see election reform focus on making sure elections are “fair and free of voter fraud.”

Recent polling conducted by the RNC also found that:

  • 87% of voters are against ballot harvesting
  • More than 80% of voters are in favor of voter ID requirements
  • 78% of all voters support a proposed plan with the following five principles:
    • Presenting Voter ID
    • Signature Verification
    • Chain of Custody Controls
    • Bipartisan Observers
    • Cleaning up Voter Rolls


Democrats recently attempted a partisan federal takeover of state elections with H.R.1/S.1, otherwise known as the “Corrupt Politicians Act.”

The extreme bill failed due a sustained pressure campaign from the RNC and other Republican groups. Here’s what Democrats tried to do with the H.R.1/S.1:

S.1 was an attempted federal takeover of state elections

  • Under this bill, states would have been forced to allow ballot harvesting, meaning “paid partisan operatives could go door to door, amassing thousands of votes, as long as they billed by the hour.”
  • S. 1 tried to take away state legislatures’ ability to draw congressional districts, forcing states to give unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats this power.

S.1 would have made elections less secure

  • S. 1 would have eviscerated commonsense state voter ID laws which 36 states have passed. This would allow individuals to vote by simply attesting they are who they claim to be.
  • This legislation would have forced 30 states to adopt automatic voter registration on short notice, even though past attempts to implement automatic voter registration have led to illegal immigrants being registered and massive registration errors. 
  • S. 1 would have forced states to adopt same-day voter registration, imposing this on 29 states.
  • This, coupled with the bill’s effective elimination of voter ID laws, would have made it easier to commit voter fraud and give election workers no time to verify a person’s eligibility. 

S.1 would have used taxpayer dollars to fund career politicians

  • S. 1 would have been a windfall for career politicians in D.C. at the expense of American taxpayers.
  • Under the bill, the federal government would have paid politicians’ campaigns up to a 600 percent match for political donations under $200.
  • The CBO estimates that under S. 1, the federal government would have funneled nearly $2.5 billion to politicians’ campaigns in just five years. 

Democrats showed their hand with their failed takeover. They have made it clear that they want nothing more than to undermine election integrity and states’ rights. The RNC is fighting them on every front -- and winning.


  • The left is now pushing a new proposal known as H.R. 4, or the election suppression act. Unfortunately, it’s barely an improvement. Whether they’re pushing HR 1 or HR 4, Democrats can’t hide that their election proposals are just transparent power grabs.
  • HR 4 has the same fundamental flaw as HR 1. In seeking to consolidate control over elections in Washington, DC, both bills trample on the right of states to effectively administer their own elections.
    • HR 4 would destroy common-sense, state-level election integrity reforms.
  • H.R. 4’s main aim is to eviscerate the right of states to manage their own elections with appropriate transparency and ballot-security safeguards. It will attempt to misuse the 1965 Voting Rights Act to achieve this goal.
    • Democrats want states to ask Washington, DC for permission to pass local laws which might, for example, require voter ID -- a policy which polls consistently find roughly 80% of Americans supporting.
    • Joe Biden and Democrats want their politicized Department of Justice to control how states manage their own elections.
    • Democrats are trying to revive an outdated, unconstitutional provision from the 1960’s in their stop-at-nothing efforts to undermine election integrity. 
  • The bill takes aim at efforts to clean up voter rolls, attempting to handcuff local officials who attempt to keep their voter lists up-to-date and accurate. 
  • States know best how to run their own elections, and 68% of voters believe that state legislatures should decide the voting rules and regulations for their state. 
  • Democrats are showing a total disregard for local knowledge in their desperate attempts to gain power. The RNC is fighting them every step of the way.

The RNC recently released an election integrity report in consultation with over 30 experts exploring what went wrong in 2020 and what Republicans need to do to protect future elections. Read the report here.

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