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Brennan Center to House: Do Not Terminate the Only Federal Agency Protecting Voter Systems

The Brennan Center for Justice urges members of the House Administration Committee to reject bills to terminate the Electoral Assistance Commission and the Presidential Election Campaign Fund. Read the letter here.

Published: February 7, 2017

The Bren­nan Center for Justice urges members of the House Admin­is­tra­tion Commit­tee to reject bills to termin­ate the Elect­oral Assist­ance Commis­sion (H.R. 634) and the Pres­id­en­tial Elec­tion Campaign Fund (H.R. 133)

 

At a time when the vast major­ity of our coun­try’s voting machines are outdated and in need of replace­ment, and after an elec­tion in which inter­na­tional crim­in­als already attemp­ted to hack our state voter regis­tra­tion systems, elim­in­at­ing the EAC would pose a risky and irre­spons­ible threat to our elec­tion infra­struc­ture. H.R. 133 would destroy a pres­id­en­tial public finan­cing system that is one of the few remain­ing tools to increase the voice of every­day Amer­ic­ans vis-à-vis the rising tide of special interest money that has flooded the polit­ical system since the Supreme Court’s contro­ver­sial decision in Citizens United.

 

 

Read the full letter below.