St. Augustine, FL—Luis Miguel, who is challenging Marco Rubio as a candidate for U.S. Senate in the 2022 Republican primary, has unveiled The Integrity Act, a proposal to restore trust in American elections by protecting them against voter fraud.
Miguel, a vocal supporter of President Trump, is known as a conservative writer for The New American magazine and as an activist affiliated with groups like the Tea Party and Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida.
The Integrity Act is a comprehensive proposal comprising 21 safeguards divided into four areas:
- Preventing Fraud
- Restoring Transparency
- Holding the Courts Accountable
- Combating Interference
Some of the highlights of the Integrity Act are a prohibition against universal mail voting for federal elections; mandatory voter ID; a requirement that poll watchers be allowed to closely observe the counting and signature matching processes (with law enforcement empowered to intervene against elections officials who do not cooperate); hard limits on when states can submit their results; restrictions on social media companies’ ability to censor political candidates and election-related stories; and language forcing the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, to hear cases related to voter fraud.
Miguel says his proposed bill distinguishes him from Rubio:
“Marco Rubio turned his back on President Trump and on his constituents by refusing to stand against the fraud-ridden election results in Pennsylvania and Arizona when given the opportunity to do so. By joining with other establishment-controlled members of Congress in ignoring the clear evidence of voter fraud, Rubio enabled the stealing of a presidential election. He is, thus, fully responsible for the fact an illegitimate, China-owned president—Joe Biden—sits in the White House today.”
In addition to passing the Integrity Act, Miguel calls for a Senate hearing into the 2020 election that would allow for the indictment of those involved in the fraud, such as Joe Biden, the heads of Smartmatic and Dominion, and the executives of various major tech companies.
“If we want to secure our elections, we have to start by making sure Dominion and Smartmatic and similar technologies are never used again,” Miguel says. “There must be consequences. Every election criminal should be sent to prison.”
Miguel says the Integrity Act can be taken as the conservative response to Democrats’ H.R. 1, known as the For the People Act, a bill many Republicans argue would exacerbate voter fraud.
The following is an outline of Luis Miguel’s Integrity Act. The proposed legislation would:
Section 1: Preventing Fraud
(1) Make address-displaying voter ID mandatory in every federal race (U.S. House, Senate, and president)
(2) Prohibit universal mail voting/no-excuse absentee voting for federal races
(3) Mandate the updating/purging of state voter rolls between every federal election
(4) Prohibit the use of ballot drop boxes
(5) End the practice of registering voters at the time they obtain drivers licenses
Section 2: Restoring Transparency
(6) Mandate that poll watchers from every party (or for a candidate, in the case of independent candidates) be given as close a view as they deem necessary to observe the counting and signature matching processes, and their view must be unobstructed; election officials may not use COVID-19 or other disease concerns as grounds to prevent proper observation
(7) Empower United States Marshals and deputies with the United States Marshals Service (USMS) to enforce compliance if local elections officials refuse to allow poll watchers to carry out their duties; USMS may partner with local law enforcement in performing this function
(8) Establish that any poll worker, government official, or private individual who interferes in poll watchers’ observation will face felony criminal charges with mandatory prison time if found guilty
(9) Mandate that completed ballots never be left unattended after hours; party and candidates’ representatives and the public must be able to see 24-hours a day that ballots are not being tampered with behind closed doors
(10) Require that final vote results must be submitted no later than midnight (for the state or precinct’s respective time zone) on Election Night; any votes tallied or “found” after that deadline will not count toward the result of the race
(11) Establish that any individual who disturbs the vote counting process so as to prevent the precinct from meeting its deadline, be it a government official or private citizen, shall face a $75,000 fine and felony charges
(12) Require real-time reporting of voter turnout data
(13) Mandate that voting be done by hand with machines used only to facilitate the counting process
(14) Prohibit digital-only voting systems and voting machines capable of internet access
(15) Prohibit the deletion of voter result data/records and the destruction of hard copies of completed ballots for 20 years; voting technology companies, poll workers, and government officials who violate this shall face criminal charges with mandatory prison time
Section 3: Holding the Courts Accountable
(16) Require the Supreme Court to hear election-related disputes between the states and appealed cases involving presidential candidates, thereby preventing the nation’s highest court from abrogating its constitutional duty
(17) Prohibit federal courts from declining to hear electoral fraud cases brought forth by candidates, their campaigns, or political parties; the courts must also allow the plaintiffs to fully present their evidence of alleged fraud
(18) Prohibit state or federal courts from influencing, shaping, overturning, or changing election procedures in a way contrary to the actions of state legislatures, as it is the legislatures—not the courts—which constitutionally have the authority to determine the “Times, Places and Manner” of their respective states’ elections
Section 4: Combating Interference
(19) Prohibit social media companies from deleting, suspending, or censoring the accounts or content of political candidates and from blocking their usage of advertising systems; elected officials, such as the President of the United States, may not have their accounts suspended, deleted, or censored
(20) Prohibit social media companies, for one month after the election, or so long as election dispute lawsuits are in process (whichever ends first) from declaring, as a platform, that one candidate was the winner; but they shall be prohibited from at any time censoring, limiting the distribution of, or labeling as “misleading” or “false” (or other terms to that effect) content from users that does declare a winner, or that questions the election results or alleges voter fraud
(21) Prohibit states, counties, municipalities, or any of their associated entities, or any public entity whatsoever, from receiving election-related funding, grants, or gifts from any source other than their respective governing authority.