How low will the Democrats sink to win an election? Lower than you can imagine!
“HR 1, dubbed the “For the People Act,” introduced by Congressman John P. Sarbanes, D-MD, (for Nancy Pelosi) is one of the worst bills introduced in Congress in recent memory.” It is, according to Hans von Spakovsky, an attorney and a former member of the Federal Election Commission, “nothing more than an “attempt to federalize and micromanage the election process and impose unnecessary, unwise, and in some cases unconstitutional mandates on the states.”
This bill is a Democrats’ dream because it not only degrades the accuracy of registration lists, it allows ineligible voters, such as felons, illegals, etc., to register and creates multiple or duplicate registrations of the same individuals. In other words, it makes it much easier for Democrats to win.
HR1 would force states to implement early voting, same day registration, online voter registration and no fault absentee balloting, all of which prevents state officials from verifying the accuracy of voter information. It would eliminate voter ID laws, restricts voting officials from participating in programs that compare voter registration lists for duplicate entries, or from removing duplicate voters from voting list.
While voter intimidation or coercion to prevent voting or registering is already a federal crime under the Voting Rights Act, this bill would add an additional provision to prevent interference with registering or voting that is so vague that it could easily interfere with free speech or other lawful activity.
In addition, it expands government regulations and censorship of election campaigns and political activity and speech, including online and policy-related speech. It imposes onerous legal and administrative compliance burdens and costs on candidates, citizens, civic groups, unions, corporations, and nonprofit organizations, many of which violate the First Amendment, protect incumbents, and reduce the accountability of politicians to the public.
It would reduce the number of Federal Election Commission members from six to five, allowing the political party with three commission seats to control the commission and engage in partisan enforcement activities. It prohibits state election officials from participating in federal elections and imposes numerous other “ethics” rules that are unconstitutional or that would unfairly restrict political activity.
HR 1 would also require states to restore the ability of felons to vote the moment they are out of prison in violation of Section 2 of the 14th Amendment that gives states the constitutional authority to decide when felons who committed crimes against their fellow citizens may vote again. Congress cannot override a constitutional amendment with a statute.
It transfers the power to draw congressional districts from state legislatures to “independent,” unelected bureaucrats. It also makes it a violation of federal law to engage in “partisan” redistricting and mandates inclusion of alien populations, both legal and illegal, in all redistricting. This is an anti-democratic, unconstitutional measure that takes away the ability of the citizens of a state to make their own decision about redistricting.
HR 1 violates the separation of powers and directly interfere with the president’s constitutional duties by banning presidential political appointees such as the attorney general, from participating in, directing the defense of, or assisting in any matter, including lawsuits against a president’s policies, programs, executive orders, or his enforcement of the law, in which the president is named as a party.
The fact that left-wing organizations such as Common Cause, Public Citizen, the AFL-CIO and Third Way, have issued statement in support of HR 1 should tell you just how bad the bill is.
It may make it through the House but its fate in the Senate is questionable. Regardless, it would never make it past the President’s desk.
Source: The Facts About H.R. 1—the For the People Act of 2019, Heritage Foundation