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Bacon Defends U.S. Constitution, Votes Against H.R. 1

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) today released the following statement after defending the U.S. Constitution by voting against H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021:

 “Since 1788, the United States has been conducting free and fair elections, and I made an oath to uphold the Constitution, which includes protecting the rights and voices of all Americans, no matter the party. H.R. 1 is an attempt by Speaker Pelosi and the Far Left to federalize our election system in defiance of the Constitution; reverse the longstanding history of state-controlled elections; force American taxpayers to fund campaigns of political candidates they do not support; and mandate ballot harvesting which is now illegal in Nebraska. Nebraska does elections right and does not want to be runover by the Federal government.

 “Therefore, I voted against this extremely partisan and unconstitutional bill. Protecting state rights is a priority of mine, and this legislation is the “Californication” of our election laws. We do not need more unnecessary, expensive, and federal mandates that endanger the integrity of our elections.”