Statement by Trevor Potter on Senate Markup of For the People Act

Trevor Potter, president of Campaign Legal Center (CLC), and a Republican Former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission, released the following statement:

“Americans strongly support the For the People Act, which would make it easier to vote, limit the influence of money in politics, and stop self-interested politicians from redrawing congressional districts to pick and choose their own voters. The Senate is incorporating recommendations from key stakeholders, adding flexibility to the timeline for implementing changes that will modernize and improve access to voting systems. As the Senate moves forward with the markup, it must hold firm to the principle of national election standards which will ensure Americans can freely cast ballots and that everyday voters have a say, not just special interests. Failure to pass these important protections is not an option.”

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