WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed Democrats’ legislation to give the federal government control over local elections. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.
“Our colleagues have made repeated attempts to overhaul our nation’s elections and give the federal government unprecedented power to manage America’s elections.”
“Our Democratic colleagues want to fix a system that is not broken.”
“Ninety-four percent of the people in this Pew poll – November 2020, after the last election – said they found it either extremely easy or easy to cast their ballot.”
“At one point they said it was a matter of election security. And then they said, well no, it’s really about voter confidence. And then they said, which I think is their current position, that only a national system can remove obstacles that prevent people from voting. But when I said this is a solution in search of a problem, I was referring to that November 2020 poll.”
“Not only are our colleagues trying to seize the authority given under the Constitution to the states to manage their own elections, they’re willing to take a wrecking ball to the United States Senate itself and, particularly, the Senate rules.”