Senator David Perdue Takes Action To Ensure Fair Elections
Sponsors Bill To Increase Transparency, Criminal Penalties For Interference
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today cosponsored the Securing Our Elections Act to ensure fair elections and increase criminal penalties for bad actors who attempt to interfere with America’s election system, whether that be through illegal and fraudulent ballot harvesting, voter intimidation or identification theft.
“There is nothing more sacred to our democracy than the premise of one person, one vote,” said Senator Perdue. “Anyone who attempts to take advantage of this premise through fraud or other means should face severe consequences. This bill ensures the penalty for meddling in our election system matches the severity of the crime, and there is no greater responsibility than protecting the sanctity of our elections.”
“The American people deserve transparent, fair and free elections,” said Senator Loeffler. “I’m thankful Senator Perdue joined this effort to protect the integrity of our elections and ensure that anyone who attempts to interfere in our election process is held accountable. At this critical time, we must take action to ensure every legal vote is counted and our democratic election process is preserved.”
The Securing Our Elections Act will hold accountable those who intentionally attempt to deprive or defraud Americans of a fair and impartial election process by increasing the current penalty of up to five years in prison to five to 15 years and up to a $100,000 fine. The bill is currently sponsored by Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Mike Braun (R-IN).
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