Ken Starr: ‘You Cannot Have Changes in Election Laws After the Fact’

Judge Kenneth Starr told the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Wednesday that states that had gone outside their legislatures to change election laws and procedures had probably violated the U.S. Constitution.Starr began by reuniting the history of voting rights in the United States, celebrating the expansion of the franchise and noting that “underlying this story of ever expanding voting rights was an assumption that is one of integrity in the process.”It was difficult, he said, to ensure honesty and integrity in elections because of “decentralization,” since states run their own voting process. The safeguards against abuse, he said, are the “guardrails” established by the text of the Constitution itself.

Source: Ken Starr: ‘You Cannot Have Changes in Election Laws After the Fact’

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