Democrats have become so desperate about their disappearing majorities that they have resorted to fake hysteria to justify trying to break the Senate and silencing millions of Americans’ voices in an effort to take over elections and ram through their radical agenda. They continue pushing three different pieces of election legislation, H.R. 1, H.R. 4, and the Manchin bill, all of which are just different flavors of Democrats’ attempts to nationalize elections to maintain power.
- Democrats want to use fake hysteria to break the Senate and silence millions of Americans’ voices so they can take over elections and ram through their radical agenda.
- According to polling, more Americans—including Independents—believe voting laws are too lax and insecure than those who believe they are too restrictive.
- 2020 saw the highest turnout in 120 years and, according to Pew, 94% said it’s easy to vote. There’s clearly no widespread “voter suppression” issue in this country.
- Georgia’s new quote “voter suppression law” has more days of early in-person voting than New York.
- Texas’ quote “voter suppression law” ends pandemic exceptions like universal drive-thru voting and 24-hour voting. Neither existed in Texas before 2020. Neither widely exists even in blue states.
- The filibuster is the only reason millions of Americans have any voice in the current government. Nuking the Senate would silence millions of citizens and entire states.
- The filibuster prevents federal law swinging wildly with every election.
- Sen. Schumer’s nuke push is not a response to the 2020 election or new state laws. As early as July 2019 and August 2020, Senator Schumer was already discussing nuking the filibuster, but only if he won control.
- Voters gave President Biden the narrowest possible Senate majority and negative coattails in the House. Voters denied Democrats a sweeping mandate to transform anything. So, Sen. Schumer wants to break the rules to do it anyway.
H.R. 1, the For the Politicians Act:
- Publicly funds campaigns. Creates a 6:1 funding match small donor contributions of $200 or less—meaning for every $200, the federal government would match $1,200. This funding would come from a surcharge on corporate and high taxpayer settlements with the Federal government. H.R. 1 also establishes a new voucher pilot program that grants eligible voters a $25 voucher to donate to any campaign of their choosing.
- Makes “pandemic-style” election changes permanent. In 2020, states rushed to make changes in the name of COVID-19, like expanding mail-in voting without safeguards to protect ballot integrity. This created chaos, increased irregularities, and undermined public trust in our election process. H.R. 1 makes many of these changes permanent.
- Disregards state voter identification laws and provisional ballot rules. Forces states to allow sworn statements to be used in place of identification and allowing for signature verification, which can be submitted through a photo if the voter registers online. Forces states to count provisional ballots cast outside of the voter’s correct precinct.
- Imposes liberal California voting methods on every state. H.R. 1 would force states to permanently expand mail-in voting, legalize ballot harvesting, and disregard voter ID laws.
- Weaponizes Biden’s IRS. H.R. 1 permits the agency to investigate and consider the political and policy persuasions of organizations before granting tax-exempt status.
H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Act:
- Makes Merrick Garland the national “Elections Czar”. Transforms the AG into an unelected, unaccountable “Elections Czar” with the power to change state elections law and circumvent state constitutional processes.
- National clearance for existing voter ID laws. Under H.R. 4, every State with a strict voter ID law would be required to submit their existing statutes to the Elections Czar for approval.
- Makes it harder for States to maintain their voter lists. H.R. 4 imposes new restrictions on State efforts to keep their voter registration lists clean and accurate. For example, new participation in an inter-state registration check system would be prohibited.
- Subjects every State to preclearance. H.R. 4’s practice-based preclearance provision would require every state and political subdivision to submit voter integrity laws for approval by bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. H.R. 4 also imposes a new formula designed to subject every State to preclearance for all election law changes.
- Republicans celebrate progress since 1965 but Democrats ignore it. Despite years of claiming that Americans from minority communities face discriminatory forces at every turn, Democrats continue to be unable to present any evidence of voter suppression. Yet, minority voter turn-out is at record levels and voter registration is exceedingly high.
S. 2747, Manchin Bill (the Freedom to Vote Act):
- Publicly funds campaigns. Creates a 6:1 funding match small donor contributions of $200 or less—meaning for every $200, the federal government would match $1,200.
- Destroys the First Amendment and free speech. The Manchin bill would drastically limit free speech and impose vague standards that disadvantage all groups who wish to advocate on behalf of any legislative issue, specifically requiring them to disclose the names of donors who donate above a certain threshold.
- Mandates automatic voter registration. DMVs and other entities would be required to report information for automatic voter registration without necessary safeguards, allowing for ineligible voters to be registered.
- Requires same-day voter registration. States would be required to allow same-day registration, to allow for minimum 15 days of early voting, and to accept ballots received 7 days after election day.
- Weakens list maintenance efforts. Restricts states’ ability to maintain voter rolls, which would allow ineligible people to cast ballots in many states.
- Mandates specific early voting location and hours. Requires all states to operate specific early voting hours and to operate early voting polling places at mandated locations.
Reprinted with Permission from - Committee on House Administration – Republicans
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