Attorneys General allege house resolution undermines election integrity

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Attorneys General allege house resolution undermines election integrity

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has joined a coalition of attorneys general calling on Congressional leaders to stop laws that allegedly “undermine the integrity of the US election.”

According to Morrisey’s office, the coalition, led by Indiana’s attorney general, argues that House Resolution 1 removes the constitutional rights of states to regulate elections and gives the federal government that right. Legislation is currently before Congress.

“The law takes a unilateral approach to rule and usurp state authority over elections,” the coalition wrote. “With confidence in elections at a record low, the country’s focus should be on building confidence in the electoral process.”

The coalition sent its letter late Wednesday afternoon saying the resolution would “constitute an unconstitutional override of state election laws” as it allegedly oblige states to hold mail-in and curbside votes for late votes accept and carry out restructuring through unelected commissions. The coalition also claims the legislation would create problems with states’ ability to keep updated accurate electoral rolls.

Attorney General from the states of West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah joined Indiana’s Attorney General’s coalition .

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