FreedomWorks Statement in Response to the Failure of Democrats’ Federal Election Takeover Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to Senate Democrats failing to pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, Cesar Ybarra, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

“Since President Biden was sworn in almost a year ago, Democrats have consistently pushed a series of bills that would end state-run elections as we know them. Time and time again, these efforts have failed. Tonight was Democrats’ last stand, and it failed. Majority Leader Schumer combined his party’s most sought-out election bills and teed them up for a vote as one giant bill. Instead of nuking the filibuster to pass one of the most radical election bills in our nation’s history, a majority of the Senate said no. This vote represents a monumental loss for Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer, and a monumental win for Americans across the country who care strongly about federalism and election integrity.”

In recent months, FreedomWorks’ grassroots activist community drove over half a million messages to their elected officials in Washington, urging them to oppose Democrats’ efforts to undermine election integrity and to preserve the filibuster.

FreedomWorks activists also logged more than 44 days in total on the phone with their elected officials in support of the same priorities.

As part of its Election Protection Initiative, FreedomWorks has trained more than 1,300 activists to serve as elections officers in their home states in the interest of election integrity and increased public faith in our electoral institutions.