If you thought that the 2020 election was horrible, buckle up, friend you haven’t seen anything yet if you don’t get in touch with your senator.
On Wednesday, the democratic lead House of Representatives passed legislation, largely based on party lines to propel H.R. 1 to the Senate.
H.R. 1 which is otherwise known as “For the People Act” is far from being anything for the people. This bill “expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting)” and imposes limits on removing voters from voter rolls.
Republicans have sounded the alarm stating that if this bill were to become a reality it would essentially eliminate state rights on how to operate elections at the local level.
“If this bill passes, it puts in all these terrible provisions,” Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the Heritage Foundation’s Election Law Reform Initiative and a senior legal fellow of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, said during a January appearance on Breitbart News Daily.
“It’s a federal micromanagement of the election process, and everything that folks on the left want to reduce the integrity [and] the security of the election process is in there,” he continued.
“If you’re a state like Alabama or Texas that has a voter ID law, you might as well forget it, because this federal law would override all state voter ID laws so they’re now unenforceable,” von Spakovsky added.
Here are some of the main bullet points:
• It would require states to allow 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds to register. Combined with a ban on voter ID, this would allow underage individuals to vote
• Require states to count ballots cast by voters outside of their assigned precincts, a recipe for election fraud
• Mandate no-fault absentee ballots, which are the tool of choice for vote thieves, force states to accept absentee ballots received up to 10 days after Election Day and force states allow ‘ballot harvesting’
• Prevent election officials from checking the eligibility and qualifications of voters and removing ineligible voters
• Ban state-voter ID laws by forcing states to allow individuals to vote without an ID and merely signing a statement in which they claim they are who they say they are
• Create vague and broad language that could be used to criminally charge someone who questions the eligibility of a voter
• Destroy the bipartisan composition of the Federal Election Commission and places a partisan majority in control of every aspect of our federal elections
• Require states to restore the ability of felons to vote the moment they are out of prison
• Force disclosure of names of Americans who donate to nonprofit organizations — thus subjecting them to political harassment
• Declare statehood for Washington DC to be ‘constitutional’ despite evidence it is not
• And finally, HR 1 would effectively ban nonprofits from contacting a member of Congress or their staff about pending legislation — a direct assault on the right of Americans to petition their government.
House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy put together a short video explaining some of the other problems with the bill:
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 3, 2021
Now is the time for you to contact your senators and make let them know that, in the interests of America, you are completely opposed to steps that will weaken Americans’ ability to trust the integrity of their elections. And it’s not just Republicans who should care. Democrats should too.
If this were to pass completely the Republic will be gone.