June 22, 2021

Cassidy Statement on Democrats’ Partisan Election Takeover Bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement on the Democrats’ partisan election takeover bill after the motion to proceed failed on the Senate Floor.

“This bill’s goal is not to improve election integrity but to improve the chances of a Democrat winning public office,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This bill allows ballot harvesting, forces taxpayers to fund political campaigns, and bars common-sense voter I.D. laws. We should all support election security, this does not do that.”

In April, Cassidy penned an op-ed in The Advocate highlighting major issues with H.R. 1 calling it “a recipe for election disaster and fraud.” Cassidy wrote about the need to make voting more convenient and elections more safe and secure to ensure all eligible voters are able to vote.

“This is not a voting rights bill. Ballot harvesting, letting non-citizens vote — this is an attempt to rig the system to help Democratic politicians stay in power,” wrote Dr. Cassidy.