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WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) voted against a Democrat-led House bill (H.R. 1) that would radically change election laws and allow federal dollars to be used to fund congressional and presidential campaigns.

The legislation would automatically register voters from government databases, remove safe-guards from mail-in ballots, legalize ballot harvesting, disregard voter ID laws and legalize voting for convicted felons nationwide. It also infringes on First Amendment rights, limiting free speech and giving more power to politicians.   

"This legislation is far-removed from President Lincoln's vision of a federal government run by the people, for the people. This politically-charged election reform does nothing but protect Democrat politicians, fund their campaigns and move us toward a socialist government-controlled nation," said Congressman Rogers. "If you wanted to donate $200 to an election campaign, the U.S. Treasury would then boost it by 600-percent, adding $1,200 in federal funds to match your campaign donation. This bill would be an egregious abuse of government funding."

Despite Republican objections, the partisan bill passed the House and now heads to the Senate for consideration.

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