Secretary Schedler's critical work on reversing President Obama's "critical infrastructure" designation continues both here in Baton Rouge and in the nation's capital.
the Winter Meeting of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) in Washington D.C., Schedler authored a
resolution opposing the designation,
which passed with the bi-partisan support of his colleagues. The resolution specifically noted that election infrastructure is not only
constitutionally under the purview of the states, but is also highly decentralized.
The resolution concludes with a strong statement indicating the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has “no authority to interfere with elections,
even in the name of "national security" and resolves that NASS officially opposes the designation.
While in D.C., Secretary Schedler also personally briefed Majority Whip Steve Scalise on the efforts to overturn this potential intrusion on states' rights,
asking for his full support. Finally, a follow up letter to President Trump's Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly notes that while the designation
of "critical infrastructure" for elections might seem appropriate in the fight against voter fraud, it instead, is nothing more than a back door attempt via
administrative policy to intrude into the election process. Schedler characterizes the action as nothing more than a gargantuan power grab by the federal government,
which he strongly opposes.
It is more critical than ever for our voices to be heard. Please sign the petition demanding President Trump rescind the designation
keeping the federal government out of the election process.