H.R. 1 (2021) Policy Breakdown

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PILF Statement on House Passing H.R. 1

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – March 3, 2021: Today, the House passed H.R. 1 — a bill that claims to make our election systems more secure but does anything but. This extremely partisan bill will make our election system less secure, fraud more difficult to detect, and easier to commit. This bill must not pass the United […]

H.R. 1 (2021) Studies and Reference Materials

The Public Interest Legal Foundation offers a variety of resources to help citizens understand the dangers of H.R. 1 and accompanying legislation as it pertains to election integrity, state control of election procedures, and judicial independence. Included here is the Foundation’s section-by-section review of the bill as introduced, links to legislative updates, and related news […]

Virginia Abandons Policy to Accept Late Ballots Without Postmarks

County Election Official Wins Permanent Injunction Against Virginia Accepting Late Ballots with No Postmark (RICHMOND, VA.) – January 25, 2021: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), on behalf of Thomas Reed, a local electoral board member, announced a court-approved consent decree to permanently prevent the Virginia State Board of Elections from accepting absentee ballots received […]

PILF Backs Virginia Mail Ballot Postmark Bill

(RICHMOND, VA.) — January 14, 2021: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today offered support for the recently filed HB 2115 in the Virginia House of Delegates—a bill setting clear requirements on postmarks for absentee ballots. The bill, filed by Delegate Margaret B. Ransone (HD-99, Kinsale), would require that absentee ballots received after the close […]

PILF Commends Texas Ballot Harvesting Arrest

(SAN ANTONIO, TX.) — January 13, 2021: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) applauds Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and his office’s efforts on the arrest of San Antonio-based alleged mail ballot harvester Rachel Rodriguez. “Today’s announcement marks another example of how Texas is leading the nation in effective investigations into ballot harvesting,” PILF President […]

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