90 Miles From Tyranny : The Left Wants to Transform Our Election System. It’s a Recipe for 1-Party Rule.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Left Wants to Transform Our Election System. It’s a Recipe for 1-Party Rule.

As absurd as that sounds, it really is a part of the inappropriately named “For the People Act of 2019,” or H.R. 1, moving through the House of Representatives.

The Heritage Foundation created a list of the law’s provisions, which you can read here. The Conservative Action Project also provided this quick rundown of the bill:

• Forces states to implement mandatory voter registration, removing civic participation as a voluntary choice, and increasing chances for error.
• Mandates that states allow all felons to vote.
• Forces states to extend periods of early voting, which has shown to have no effect on turnout.
• Mandates same-day voter registration, which encourages voter fraud.
• Limits the ability of states to cooperate to see who is registered in multiple states at the same time.
• Prohibits election observers from cooperating with election officials to file formal challenges to suspicious voter registrations.
• Criminalizes protected political speech by making it a crime to ‘discourage’ someone from voting.
• Bars states from making their own laws about voting by mail.
• Prohibits chief election officials in each state from participating in federal election campaigns.
• Mandates free mailing of absentee ballots.
• Mandates that states adopt new redistricting commissions.The bill is more or less a grab bag of progressive priorities, much likethe Green New Deal.

Like the misguided movement to abolish the Electoral College, H.R. 1, in the name of democracy, takes a blow torch to the concepts federalism and self-government enshrined in our Constitution.

As the above summary makes clear, H.R. 1 has numerous provisionsthat would undermine free speech rights, upend the way America conducts elections, encourage voter fraud, and turn election oversight into little more than a partisan weapon to bludgeon foes.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who seems to have positioned herself at the forefront of every piece of radical legislation coming out of the House, dismissed the idea that H.R. 1 is a “power grab” by Democrats.

Democrats took a 1st step to fix the massive, foundational issue of voting reform & money in politics. For the People Act by @RepSarbanes was cosponsored by 227 members&passed the House.

Now it’s at the Senate. GOP is calling getting money out of politics a “power grab.”

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She had to make an almost immediate correction after that tweet, as the legislation has not yet passed the House. Even if it did, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said it..

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Miguel GFZ said...

One Man, One Vote, Once.

Kye said...

How did the idea become accepted that everybody should be able to vote? That is absolutely ridiculous. The only people who should be able to vote are Taxpayers. And those taxpayers should vote via their Social Security number when they file their taxes for the previous year. No taxes, no vote.