H.R. 1 (2021) Policy Breakdown

PILF Statement on President Biden Comparing Election Integrity Efforts to Jim Crow

(Alexandria, VA) – March 25, 2021: Today, President Biden called voter integrity efforts “un-American” and “sick.” He went on to say these efforts “make Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle.”

“Election integrity efforts being championed across the nation should be bipartisan,” said Public Interest Legal Foundation President J. Christian Adams. “The President’s portrayal of these efforts as somehow racist is dishonest. He disparages the millions of Americans who believe in safeguarding our elections. Free and fair elections benefit every citizen in the United States. To compare these reforms to Jim Crow not only lessens the severity of those laws and real racism, but also demeans minorities across the country. It is not credible to suggest that there were not severe problems in the 2020 election that need to be addressed. The President’s rhetoric on this is irresponsible.”

Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity. The Foundation exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections. Drawing on numerous experts in the field, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections.

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