Tens of millions of Americans were outraged by what they perceived as Democratic chicanery following the midterm elections, when a dozen or so Republican candidates appeared to have been victorious on election night, only to have their victories ‘reversed’ days or weeks later following the suspicious appearance of “uncounted” ballots.
Such antics were further proof, conservative voters complained, that the party of the donkey is not only corrupt, but willing to do anything to steal power.
Since then, Democratic leaders are doubling down on that perception by pursuing policies that GOP voters see as a naked attempt to steal elections for the foreseeable future.
As PJ Media reports, the new Democrat majority in the House, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are pursuing legislation that would remove all state control over elections and guarantee voter fraud:
Democrats in Congress have announced their top legislative priority, and it isn’t health care, immigration, or taxes. Instead, they want to centralize power over elections in Washington, D.C. H.R. 1 is number one on the legislative agenda because it is the number one priority of House Democrats, leftist groups, deep-pocketed dark money, and those who use election process rules to help win elections — or at least to cause chaos.
The 571-page bill imposes a raft of federal mandates on states, despite the fact that the Constitution was implicitly designed to decentralize power regarding our elections and electoral processes, putting states in charge of them.
But that process was designed to promote both state sovereignty and individual liberty. H.R. 1 takes all of that away, placing power in the clutches of a more authoritarian Washington, D.C. And with 218 co-sponsors, nearly all of them Democrats, that should tell you all you need to know about which party in our nation’s capital isn’t interested in freedom; this is all about ensuring Democratic control for the foreseeable future.
Among the bill’s requirements, it forces states to implement mandatory voter registration, and while that may sound ‘democratic,’ consider this: Motor-voter. Known formally as the National Voter Registration Act, the 1993 law has been utilized by Left-wing groups to undermine, not promote, legal voting.
“The NVRA, fully utilized, provides important tools that progressive political interests can use to shape the voter rolls to their advantage. Only recently have a small number of conservative organizations recognized and utilized the potential of the NVRA to combat corrupted voter rolls and the voter fraud that can flourish because of those corrupted rolls,” claims J. Christian Adams, an election law expert and former Justice Department official who quit in 2010 after the Obama administration failed to pursue an obvious voter intimidation case involving members of the Black Panther Party.
Also, the legislation would mandate that anyone receiving federal welfare benefits or housing subsidies would be automatically registered to vote. The problem? Sixty-three percent of illegal alien households have access to federal welfare benefits and Democrats know this; requiring them to be registered to vote would be a boon for them.
H.R. 1 also would allow felons to vote as well. At present, states have the power, under the Constitution, to decide voter eligibility in many instances, and that includes whether or not to allow criminals to cast ballots (some states do, others don’t). Florida voters, for example, just approved a ballot measure mandating felon re-enfranchisement, no questions asked. Like it or not, that’s Florida’s right; however, Democrats support such measures because they believe former criminals will support them. If that happens in Florida, that could flip the state blue.
Finally, H.R. 1 forces states to extend their voting periods, which many have concluded is too expensive and does not appreciably increase voter turnout (some say it decreases participation).
The bottom line is this: If this legislation was not going to empower Democrats, they would not be proposing it. That alone is reason enough to oppose it.— J. D. Heyes
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