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GRAY: Congress Makes an Illegal Election Power Grab, Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2021

By March 7, 2021June 28th, 2021No Comments

Former White House Counsel C. Boyden Gray published an editorial in the Wall Street Journal on March 7, 2021 arguing that H.R. 1 is an unconstitutional power grab. He writes,

Congress has no power but what the Constitution enumerates. Thus, for congressional elections, Article I, Section 4 gives state legislatures what Justice Neil Gorsuch described as “primary responsibility” to establish the “Times, Places, and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives,” with Congress holding a secondary power to “make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.” Alexander Hamilton described Congress’s role in its own elections as a “last resort” in the Federalist No. 59.

The full editorial can be found at the Wall Street Journal.

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