Joni Ernst

06/22/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/22/2021 17:44

Ernst Stands Up to Dems’ “Power Grab”

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a former Montgomery County, Iowa, commissioner of elections, released the following statement after voting to reject the Democrats' radical legislation to federalize and tip the scales of America's elections systems to favor Washington Democrats:

'As a former local elections commissioner in Montgomery County, it's clear as day to me that this radical, partisan bill isn't about democracy; it's about changing the rules and tipping the scales to favor Washington Democrats. This partisan attempt to take over America's elections would force Iowa taxpayers to pay for politicians' campaigns, eliminate popular voter ID requirements at the polls, and put Washington, D.C. bureaucrats in charge of America's local and state-run elections systems. We should call this what it is-a power grab-and fully reject it,' said Senator Joni Ernst.

Last week, Ernst spoke on the Senate Floor about the Democrats' disastrous legislation, calling the bill nothing more than 'a transparent play for permanent political power,' and joined a press conference deriding the bill as 'welfare for politicians.'