Ranking Member Davis Launches Faith in Elections Project with Visit to New York

Jul 16, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC – Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) this week launched the Faith in Elections Project with visits to three different districts in New York state. Davis joined U.S. Reps. Andrew Garbarino (NY-02), Claudia Tenney (NY-22), and John Katko (NY-24) to discuss election issues with the experts: election administrators.

“We've launched the Faith in Elections Project bolster voter confidence in our elections system through education, engagement, and reform and to help highlight the real-life, negative impact Democrats’ legislation to nationalize our elections will have on our Democracy,” said Davis. "This week we heard from those who actually administer elections – as we have at multiple committee hearings – that H.R. 1 and H.R. 4 will be a disaster for their election process. They don't want a federal takeover of our election process. President Biden and Vice President Harris can continue to give speeches claiming voter suppression, calling new state laws Jim Crow 2.0, and talking about the need for H.R. 1 and H.R. 4, but when you actually get out and talk to people and local and state election officials, they’re not buying it. They’ve seen the record turnout in the last two elections and polls show voters are concerned about election integrity and support greater safeguards that make it easy to vote, but hard to cheat.”

The Faith in Elections Project is an initiative to promote voter confidence in our elections systems and outcomes through education, engagement, and reform. Davis is traveling across the country to meet with other Members and their state and local elections officials, state legislators, and others to learn about their work on federal elections and to discuss ideas for state-level reform and the removal of federal impediments. The Faith in Elections Project is also an opportunity to highlight the serious, negative impact Democrats' election legislation, H.R. 1 and H.R. 4, will have on local election administrators.
 
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Davis and Garbarino meet with election officials and state legislators in New York's 2nd Congressional District and discuss issues they faced with changes the State of New York made to election laws during the pandemic and how H.R. 1 would make administering elections even more difficult. 
Davis tours the Suffolk County Board of Elections with Republican Commissioner Nick LaLota.
 
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Davis and Tenney discuss with a group of bipartisan state and local officials about the issues H.R. 1 and H.R. 4 would create for local election administrators to efficiently, adequately, and fairly administer elections in their counties. 
Legislation passed in Washington has real-life consequences. Davis and Tenney heard from local election officials in New York's 22nd Congressional District about the added costs and voter confusion that H.R. 1 and H.R. 4. Local election officials do not want a federal takeover of elections.
 
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Davis and Katko take a bipartisan tour with the Onondaga County Board of Elections to understand how a one-size-fits-all voting system being pushed by national Democrats would impact local election administrators.
 
 
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