Secretary Gray, other Election Officials File Brief asking U.S. Supreme Court to Strike Down Federalization of Voter Registration Process

Jun 11, 2024 | Politics

Cheyenne, WY (RELEASE) June 11th, 2024 — On May 28, Secretary of State Chuck Gray joined a coalition of eight other states to file an Amicus Curiae brief with the Supreme Court of the United States, asking the Court to rule that Executive Order No. 14019 is unconstitutional, and violates the authority granted to the states to administer elections by the United States Constitution. Biden issued Executive Order No. 14019 on March 7, 2021. The Order directs federal agencies to develop ways and means to expand and promote voter registration and to increase participation in vote-by-mail ballot application.

“The Biden Administration’s use of executive action to convert federal agencies into vote harvesting operations is not only unconstitutional; it is outrageously wrong. As Secretaries of State, we must work to stop Biden’s illegal administrative actions. I am proud to join other secretaries of state across the country in pushing back against this unconstitutional and inappropriate interference in election administration. It is pivotal to the integrity of our elections that this overreaching executive order be struck down.”

A copy of the Amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court can be found here.