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Senator Johnson Receives “F” on Anti-Corruption and Voting Rights Legislative Scorecard

May 10, 2022

Today, End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund (ECU // LAV), a leading anti-corruption and voting rights group with over 4 million members nationwide, released its legislative scorecard for the 117th Congress. The scorecard grades members of Congress on their support for important anti-corruption and voting rights measures Congress has considered in the past year and a half.

Senator Ron Johnson received a score of “F”. From protecting our elections, to rooting out corruption, to increasing transparency, to strengthening government ethics, Johnson voted against every effort to protect our democracy.

Click here to view the scorecard.

“Senator Johnson got an F because he voted against every attempt at passing commonsense legislation in the 117th Congress aimed at protecting the freedom to vote, ending dark money, and cracking down on the influence of lobbying and corporate special interests,” said ECU // LAV Action Fund President Tiffany Muller. “The scorecard grade is undeniable proof that Senator Johnson is entrenched in Washington’s rigged system and puts his party over Wisconsin and the country. Wisconsin voters deserve to know Johnson’s dismal record, and we’ll make sure to hold him accountable for his failures.”

Below is the list of criteria used to determine the grades in the scorecard:

  • For the People Act (S. 1/S. 2093, H.R. 1): Legislation to protect the freedom to vote, end the dominance of big money in politics, and restore ethics and accountability in government.

  • Freedom to Vote Act (S. 2747): Legislation to protect the freedom to vote, end the dominance of big money in politics, and stop discrimination in voting and redistricting.

  • Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act (H.R. 5746): Legislation combining the Freedom to Vote Act and John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to ensure the freedom to vote, stop discrimination in voting and redistricting, and end the dominance of big money in politics.

  • John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (S. 4, H.R. 4): Legislation to restore the full power of the Voting Rights Act and protect voters from discrimination at the ballot box.

  • DISCLOSE Act (S. 443, H.R. 1334): Legislation that will ensure voters know who is trying to influence their vote by requiring politically-active groups to disclose their largest donors who give over $10,000.

  • Protecting our Democracy Act (H.R. 5314): Legislation to prevent presidential abuses of power and restore checks and balances.

  • Democracy for All Amendment (S.J. Res. 25, H.J. Res. 1): An amendment to the Constitution to give Congress and state legislatures the power to set commonsense restrictions on big money’s influence in politics.

  • Refuses corporate PAC money: Senator or Member chooses to refuse contributions from corporate PACs for their campaign.

  • Washington, D.C. Admissions Act (S. 51, H.R. 51): Granting statehood and voting representation to Washington, D.C’s nearly 700,000 citizens.

  • Impeachment of Donald John Trump (H. Res. 24): Articles of impeachment against former President Trump for his role in inciting a violent insurrection against our government in order to overturn a free and fair election.