Frosh Leads Attorneys General in Support for Federal Election Reform Package

Feb 24, 2021
In The News

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) led a coalition of 21 attorneys general in support of a federal election reform Tuesday. In a letter to congressional leadership, Frosh and his fellow attorneys general urged the passage of the “For the People Act” being spearheaded by Rep. John D. Sarbanes (D-Md.) and Sen. Jeffrey A. Merkley (D-Or.). That proposal aims to make voting more accessible and crack down on gerrymandering. “America faces a stark choice — whether to pursue the reforms necessary to make this country a functional multiracial democracy, or to accept the systemic and accelerating disenfranchisement of Black and other minority voters,” the letter reads. Sarbanes’ bill includes a slew of election reforms, such as requiring states to offer same-day registration and requiring at least 15 days of early voting for federal elections. It would also include reforms aimed at transparency, including to require presidential candidates to publicly disclose their tax-returns…. Sarbanes previously said the 2020 elections should serve as an example of why such reform is needed.