While the news cycle has long been dominated by Covid madness, a bumbling inept leader and ambitious lefts' attempt to turn America into into a retarded version of a soviet union and the resulting chaos, not much attention has been paid to the Democrats former #1 legislative priority that got sidelined in favor of the pandemic craziness. It wasn't health care, immigration, or taxes. No, their first legislative priority after the 2018 midterms was grabbing more power by centralizing power over elections in Washington, D.C. There wasn't going to be another 2016!
What was called 'H.R.1' was intended to be the first priority of House Democrats, leftist groups, deep-pocketed dark money and those who use, by hook or crook, the election process rules to help win elections, or at least to cause chaos and throw it to the courts.
The original bill is a 571-page dreamscape of wild wishes and federal mandates on states that got some heat when exposed to the public for being the blatant power grab that it is. Seizing States' Control of Elections.
Now, repackaged & renamed 'The John R. Louis Freedom To Vote Act' after the late civil rights pioneer & Congressional speech babbler, democrats are now going full tilt, and will be flooding News and Social Media with the usual leftist propagandist with statements like "Our Democracy Is endangered without the bill passing" and "Voter ID is suppression and Racist" kinda crap they tag everything with these days. Biden kicks things off today.
What they never say is, the Constitution decentralizes power over American elections and puts states in charge. The 'Voters Rights Act' would undo that. Decentralization promotes individual liberty. When power over elections is centralized, it is easier for that power to be abused. When power over elections is decentralized, no single malevolent actor can exert improper control over the process. That is precisely why Democrats are so eager for D.C. to have more power over our elections. And who votes, and who's vote gets counted.
Here's a few of the details of the orginal HR1:
- H.R. 1 has 218 cosponsors. It forces states to implement mandatory voter registration. If someone is on a government list -- such as receiving welfare benefits or rental subsidies -- then they would be automatically registered to vote. Few states have enacted these systems because Americans still view civic participation as a voluntary choice.
- H.R. 1 also mandates that states allow all felons to vote. Currently, states have the power under the Constitution to set the terms of eligibility in each state.
- H.R. 1 would force states to have extended periods of early voting, and mandates that early voting sites be near bus or subway routes.
- H.R. 1 also undermines the First Amendment by exerting government control over political speech and undoing the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision.
- H.R. 1 mandates same-day voter registration and would obliterate state registration procedures. Same-day registration is the practice that enabled sufficient voter fraud in Minnesota to give Al Franken a seat in the Senate.
- H.R. 1 limits the ability of states to cooperate to see who is registered in multiple states at the same time. Democrat Congressional nominee Wendy Rosen was able to vote for President Obama twice in the same election in Maryland and Florida -- a federal felony -- because Maryland does not participate in interstate cross checks of rolls.
- H.R. 1 would nullify state laws that permit election observers to work as partners with election officials to file a formal challenge to a suspicious voter registration. Election watchdogs have been essential players in ensuring that the dead and ineligible do not cast ballots.
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