Harris Votes “No” on Democrat Voting Overhaul Sellout


March 3, 2021
Contact: Walter Smoloski, 202-225-5311

WASHINGTON, DC: Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) today voted against H.R. 1, the For the People Act. The legislation would, among other actions:

– Create a taxpayer funded 600% small dollar match for campaign contributions to political candidates
– Force states to permanently implement mail-in voting
– Mandate “ballot harvesting”
– Disregard state voter ID laws for in-person and mail-in voting
– Nationalize federal elections, thereby removing a right mainly given to the States in the Constitution
– Automatically enroll voters via state motor vehicle and other government databases, leading to duplications, deceased voters being added, and even illegal immigrants
– Impair the ability of a state to correct their voter rolls

Congressman Harris made the following statement:

“Our nation just endured a contentious election, where many overreaching, probably unconstitutional last minute changes due to COVID-19 led to mass voting confusion, serious concerns about ballot integrity, and a large percentage of Americans questioning the legitimacy of some state results. This bill, instead of addressing those issues, is a complete federal overhaul of elections, and will only result in repeats of last November’s election woes. This bill is a partisan attempt to overhaul elections, and a complete sellout to the swamp, as it will aid embedded politicians by using hard-earned taxpayer dollars to fuel political campaigns. Shame on Congress.”

For media inquiries, please contact Congressman Harris’ Washington, DC office at 202-225-5311, or contact Walter Smoloski at Walter.Smoloski@mail.house.gov.