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Democrats Introduce Bill to ‘Massively Expand’ Mail-in Voting

democratDemocrat lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill dubbed the “Vote at Home Act,” which seeks to “massively expand vote-at-home ballot access,” enacting automatic voter registration and providing voters with pre-paid ballot envelopes.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced the bill (pdf), saying in a press release that the legislation is meant to “fight voter suppression.”

“Our democracy is stronger when every American can vote, without standing in ridiculous lines or having to take time off work or school to exercise their Constitutional rights,” Wyden said in a statement.

The initiative stands in contrast to a bill introduced by Republicans several weeks ago, which seeks to tighten voter registration verifications and narrow rules for when and how mail-in ballots can be accepted, in a bid to strengthen the integrity of federal elections.

The Democrat lawmakers said the introduction of the bill was encouraged by what they described as “the successful expansion of voting at home and by mail in the November 2020 election,” in which almost 50 percent of voters cast ballots by mail, a record high in federal races.

“Last year we saw a widespread expansion of vote-at-home access as a safe and secure way to participate during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Blumenauer said in a statement. “We should continue to make voting easier, not harder. This important bill would strengthen and clarify the right to vote at home, the most secure and convenient way for voters to exercise the franchise.”

Critics of expanding vote-by-mail initiatives have warned of the increased potential for voter fraud, allegations of which were front and center in the contested presidential election, with President Donald Trump, members of his legal team, and supporters, making numerous claims that amounted to the charge that the election was stolen.

Peter Navarro, who served as an adviser to Trump, concluded in a sweeping report on the integrity of the 2020 election that the allegations of irregularities, including outright voter fraud, were serious enough to warrant an urgent probe and substantial enough to potentially overturn the results.

State election officials, the Justice Department, and others rejected the notion that there was widespread voter fraud in the November election.

The Democrats’ “Vote at Home Act” stipulates a range of actions that would expand vote by mail in federal elections.

“All registered voters would receive ballots in the mail weeks before Election Day, allowing them to carefully research candidates and issues well ahead of Election Day to inform their vote,” the press release states.

The bill would also grant all registered voters nationwide the ability to cast their ballots by mail or at ballot drop boxes. The act also calls for increased funding for the U.S. Postal Service to cover costs associated with processing ballots.

“This would allow states to save money by transitioning away from polling stations and reduce a major barrier for voters with the federal government absorbing the cost associated with USPS delivery,” the press release notes.

Under the provisions of the bill, states would also be required to automatically register voters when they provide identifying information to the state motor vehicle authority. Voters who do not want to remain registered would be given three weeks to opt out.

The House Republican bill, meanwhile, called the “Save Democracy Act,” seeks to create baseline protections against election irregularities and voter fraud during elections.

The GOP initiative seeks to prevent automatic voter registration for federal elections, prohibits states from sending out unrequested absentee ballots, and calls for a ban on using public ballot collection boxes.

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), said in a press statement, “This bill will restore the public’s trust that their vote is counted and their voice is heard.”

Reprinted with Permission from - Epoch Times by - Tom Ozimek

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John Hunt
1 year ago

…and another thing; where is the “voter suppression” the Dems want to reduce? This was the largest number of voters ever in any election…probably worldwide: What voter suppression?

John Hunt
1 year ago

Well of course they want to expand voting by mail; the courts would not let the Republicans present their cases of fraud and voter theft, voter change so when it all passed by the inauguration date and things quieted down, they have become embolden and since they were never proved to cheat, now they want to expand the cheating with impunity! I surely hope someone somewhere is still working on presenting evidence to a reasonable and honest court. I think I read where the U. S. Supreme Court is going to have a conference on a number of the suites regarding voter and election fraud from Lin Woods, Sidney Powell and others…that would be wonderful if they actually understand the facts and can make an HONEST decision.

Camille gilliam
1 year ago

The answer for this is NO! If a person is NOT going to be available on election day, then they need to go to the Board of Elections and vote early or get an application for an absentee ballot. My husband has been voting that was for 13 years because he had a very bad stroke and could NOT stand in line.

Donald S Bascom
1 year ago

I agree that all responsible citizens should vote. There are many activities in life that require ‘going somewhere’. If a person (other than an invalid) is unwilling to go to a voting center in their community, with proof of their identity, they are not a responsible citizen and should not be allowed to vote. Absentee voting is still a valid way to provide for someone to vote who will be ‘away’ on voting day. Why would we want irresponsible citizens directing our country?

Beatrice Roonie
1 year ago

the Constitution decrees that the state legislature alone shall make the laws governing elections in each state. This proposed federal confiscation of state rights ISN’T EVEN CONSTITUTIONAL!!

All these US congressmen and women are violating the very Constitution they swore and oath to uphold and defend! they should be stripped of office!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle K Hamilton
1 year ago

Agreed! Federally legislated voting laws are DEFINITELY UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

Ken S
1 year ago

I’m unclear. Does your concern extend to both the Democrat-sponsored “Vote At Home Act” and also the Republican-sponsored “Save Democracy Act”? Both seem to be setting up rules the states must follow.

1 year ago

It’s just another example of big city Democrat political corruption. It reminds me of the Chicago motto: “Vote Democrat and vote often.” Voter fraud is no big thing as long as the vote goes their way. The end justifies the means.

1 year ago

this is a farse. No Mail in ballots should be allowed, except for military and handicaped people who can”t get to the poles.

1 year ago

Do you remember how shocked Hillary was on election night 2016? She went on a rampage when she found out she didn’t win. Obama didn’t appoint supreme court justices because he was leaving that to Hillary when she became president. They were so sure of themselves that they were going to win. But that night shocked the democratic party to the core. They vowed to never leave anything to chance again. That they will do whatever it takes to win the presidency back. There is no doubt in my mind that cheating, lying, and manipulation on a monumental scale happened in this election. I am ultimately disappointed in the powers that have allowed this to happen, and make fools of all Americans to the world. After 8 years of Obama running us into the ground, Trump came in and rescued this country. Why would anyone vote to want to go back to the failed politics and government mismanagement after seeing our economy bound back? There’s no way Trump lost this election It was stolen from him and all Americans. I give credit where credit is due, but on the same token I do not reward bad behavior. Therefore I cannot recognize Biden as the winner. America does not currently have a president.

Michelle K Hamilton
1 year ago
Reply to  Gary

I agree. I am brokenhearted. But, we cannot allow ourselves to do nothing while we are brokenhearted. We must make our voice heard. Write and call senators and congressmen. Flood their mailboxes and phone lines. Let them know — whether they are democrat or republican — that we are watching them. As much as our voting voice counts, we will hold them responsible. We need to start with our state legislatures. They make our voting laws. We require and demand that there is voter ID (not a driver’s license), and we should demand hand counted ballots within our precincts — no machines. Then, we pray for our country and its leaders. God grant us mercy and grace. God bless America.

1 year ago

Hey, it worked to get sleepy Joe elected.
No, proper voter I.D. to ensure only LEGAL citizens votes are counted, once and only if they are alive is not “suppression.” Not surprised this came out of Oregon.

1 year ago

Many years ago I used to look at the actions Democrats are taking from a rational, logical, love America perspective and wonder why on earth anyone would suggest/implement such stupid laws.
Over the last 5-10 years however, I started looking at their actions/laws not as individual acts of stupidity, but as small steps in a very large picture. And then their end game picture appeared. In this case, a socialist take over that wants everyone dependent on the government for survival. They’ve;

  • Attempted to, and are still working at, controlling your health care. I’ll bet their “enemies” won’t get the timely health care needed
  • Used Covid to shut down a vibrant economy (making millions dependent), As Obama said, “you didn’t build that”. And if you did, or they don’t like your industry, they’re going to shut you down
  • Shut down free speech. Twitter, Google, Facebook, et al. Conservatives are attacked and no longer allowed on college campuses. If you don’t think like them, you don’t have the right to speak and as some are suggesting, you should be sent to a re-education camp.
  • Destroyed people’s lives, because they disagree or have a different opinion
  • Taken over the free press. The vast majority is now “Pravda” which willingly reports misinformation and leaves out key pieces to twist the story. They tell us “Trump incited riots”, but they edit out his use of “peaceful” and “in support of our representatives” in his speech while they don’t report court evidence identifying the riots were planned weeks before his speech.
  • Worked to take away your guns. Unarmed people can’t fight back
  • Supported riots and the destruction of US cities. Not outright, but by their inability to denounce it, by funding bail accounts to get rioters back on the streets ASAP, ordering police to stand down, and defunding police.
  • Want to redistribute your wealth (not theirs) and are even suggesting taxing your assets. Money is power so if they take away your money…
  • Militarized the nations capital. Supposedly because there’s a “sudden” fear of domestic terrorism.

The list goes on and on. And now, under the guise of fighting voter suppression, they’re attempting to take over our elections and replace them with voting laws that make it easy to manipulated the results. Besides the loss of any audits/checks/balances, this is also an introductory passage to allow illegal residents to vote. States like California allow illegal’s to obtain drivers licenses and under this bill, they would now automatically be registered to vote and therefore will automatically be sent ballots….unless they “opt out” of course (wink wink nod nod).

1 year ago
Reply to  Fedup

Spot on; scary. Not sure how we can stop this. I think the previous 4 years were a good start – and then the mail-in ballots (using COVID as an excuse.) If you can’t put forth the effort (or legality) to go to the ballot box, you don’t deserve to get a say.

1 year ago

This is just another attempt to steal future elections, just as they done the presidential election.
Mail in ballots shouild only be for Armed Service people who can’t get to poles or for people who are disabled and can’t get to poles. If this mail in ballot continues for everyone, their will be no need to vote. THE COMMUNISTS WILL BE IN POWER FOREVER.

Pat R
1 year ago
Reply to  R.C.

Not to mention the “fixed” voting machines.

1 year ago

Of course we can never elect Americans again! We need to keep stuffing ballot boxes from now on. You need more identification to drive a car than to vote anymore. So much for “democracy”.

Lee S McQuillen
1 year ago
Reply to  DanM

You can’t even go for medical treatment without showing ID! Guess those opposed to socialism will have to learn how to stuff ballot boxes as well….

David Winters
1 year ago

It is over with. We are witnessing the demise of the greatest Republic ever. What was the country with the greatest opportunity for the common person and the defender of freedom, world-wide, is now toast. We lost our last and probably only chance at survival in November 2020. Even if, by some long shot, despite efforts by democrats and their RINO minions, a conservative gets back in the White House, the “swamp” will be that much more entrenched after 4 years of the “harris/o’biden/far-left-democrat/hi-tech media regime”. Also, sadly, keep in mind that millions of Americans fell for it and voted for harris/o’biden!!!! God, it was good while it lasted. The following points don’t mater any more but are “food for thought”….1) Look at a calendar and note that Election day (soon to be Election month) is as far away from “Tax Day” (April 15th) as possible 2) Around 100 years ago (give or take) the supreme court said “federal with-holding” (Aka: confiscation of property) was constitutional. This means -in most cases- that we, as abused taxpayers, cannot even fight the swamp by not paying taxes, as they already have our money.

Barbara A
1 year ago
Reply to  David Winters

There is a video out now, compliments of Mike Lindell, called “Absolute Truth”. It shows proof that China influenced the election to get Joe Biden elected! I watched it on One America News. I don’t know if it will change anything, but I hope the Supreme Court will watch it and take action!

1 year ago

Repukeacrates why don’t u make voting on sat & Sunday . After all not that many people go 2 church anymore . Can’t blame work. Most people r off those 2 days

1 year ago
Reply to  Lorey

Gee, I don’t know how a crate can be puked the second time let alone the first. But I digress.

Only one day to vote: IT’S CALLED ELECTION DAY. With half the voters voting by mail, this is the obvious means by which fraud can and did occur.

1 year ago
Reply to  Kim

You are fraudulently posting and your name isn’t Kim.

I have just as much evidence of this as anyone has of widespread voter fraud.

1 year ago

Yes indeed, mail-in votes when the dead can send in their ballots and with the enhancement of Dominion software controlled through a satellite hook up, how can the democrat socialists lose?

G Schalk
1 year ago
Reply to  Dr.Cissero

As soon at the postal union goons figures out how to give addresses to cemeteries and place mail boxes in front of them, the dead will vote for ever.

1 year ago
Reply to  G Schalk

Evidently, DemocRats are more determined to vote than Republicans :)

1 year ago

This is not a job for Congress and is Unconstitutional, but of course education is not their job nor are a number of other things they have taken over. The Constitution gives the Federal Government very few jobs and the rest are reserved for the individual states. Only the legislature in each individual state is allowed to make voting laws and that was ignored by County Election Departments, Governors, and Courts and is why vote counts were challenged. Executive Order Joe would not be in office otherwise.

Paul Brown
1 year ago

Why not, they have so many chances to cheat the system this way. I am a certified Poll Worker each year for many years at these elections, i have seen many time of how they cheat the system this way. So many people get these mail in ballots and then come in to vote also, saying they never asked for a mail in ballot, so then they vote on a provisional ballot anyway, they just voted twice then. I have see and caught people for other states who came in and said they voter in my district last year, but they are not in the book at all as ever being a registered voter in the country anywhere. Then she went to the other district to try and vote there saying the same thing, she started to vote on a provisional when i put a stop to it. She wasn’t happen, but didn’t put up a fuss either because she knew she got caught this time. There are so many ways they try to vote numerous times.

1 year ago

Are these Communist Democrats filthy and corrupt or not. They think they can steal the 2020 elections and expand voter fraud even more, I think not. It is time We The People set the voter laws.

1 year ago

Why not, it worked quite well this last time. Hillary called this election a long time ago when she told O’Biden to not concede if President Trump was declared the winner. If there’s more mail in ballots, there’s more chance of an illegal alien and others to vote. We know many will be coming. Good strategy.

Larry Routon
1 year ago

Seems odd that we “supposedly” had over 155 million votes cast in the presidential election and they (dems) are still talking about voter suppression. Give me a break already. All this is about is laying the foundation for more STOLEN elections.

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