“It’s a power grab for the American people,” said Representative Zoe Lofgren of California, a progressive Caucus member who last week helped ram through House passage of H.R. 1, the Democratic Party’s nearly 700-page “voter reform” act.
“What kind of government would cancel the vote of its own citizens,” asked Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw, “and replace it with non-citizens?”
One of 29 Republican amendments Democrats slapped aside would have condemned voting by illegal aliens.
H.R. 1 instead encourages illegal aliens to vote wherever permitted in state and local elections, such as in sanctuary city San Francisco. Local elections are where future members of Congress develop their name identification, contributors and political skills.
H.R. 1 is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s attempt to impose California’s rigged election laws – including its automatic voter registration – on the rest of the United States.
Immigrants, said Pelosi, reinvigorate America. “These newcomers make America more American. And we want them … to be fully part of our system. And that means not suppressing the vote of our newcomers to America.” We, said Pelosi, should give illegal aliens “leverage” in our politics.
We witnessed what this would mean in California’s 2018 elections, where many Republicans won their congressional seats on election night but were declared losers days or weeks later because a floodtide of mysterious ballots seemingly from nowhere were counted for Democrats.
Under the U.S. Constitution, states and localities were to control the voting process. For many decades, judges have been changing this. Before the 2018 election, Democrat judges took redistricting away from elected state legislatures in Pennsylvania and North Carolina and re-drew congressional district boundaries – a judicial gerrymander that favored Democratic candidates. Billionaire Democratic donor George Soros has spent many millions electing leftist state Attorneys General and local district attorneys who control election recounts and tilt their results leftward.
H.R. 1 circumvents the Constitution by putting the Federal Government in control of all elections. “In essence,” wrote Investor’s Business Daily, “people like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the prime backer of this awful bill, would now be ‘supervising’ all of our elections.” This is why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls H.R. 1 the “Democrat Politician Protection Act.”
It changes the 3-3 balance on the Federal Election Commission to 3-2, meaning that Democrats would often rule and could skew leftward FEC rules and enforcement.
Under H.R. 1, states must allow all convicted felons to vote. According to university studies, convicted felons vote up to 88 percent of the time for Democrats. Both share the same desire to profit from redistributing wealth at gunpoint. Would you want members of Congress beholden to the felon vote that elected them?
All states would have to allow same-day voter registration, a gateway to vote fraud. No state could limit early voting, which creates a less-informed electorate. Voter I.D. could not be required, and the new law would make it difficult for a state to discover if a voter is registered in multiple states.
States would be required to provide cost-free mail-in absentee ballots, and not to limit voting by mail … the only way voting is now done in states such as Oregon. This means your ballot would be carried from the mailbox to the polls by a member of the Letter Carriers Union. In at least one notorious case, thousands of uncounted mail-in ballots were found dumped by a letter carrier who decided not to deliver them.
H.R. 1 also violates freedom of speech, which is why even the liberal American Civil Liberties Union opposes this legislation. We have seen the horror of leftist thugs assaulting people after “doxxing,” disclosure of their identity as conservatives. This law requires making public the name and address of anyone associated, even indirectly, with political advertising … a blatant attempt to intimidate conservatives into silence.
H.R. 1 continues the leftist zeal to destroy “Citizens United,” the Supreme Court ruling that upholds corporate political free speech; leftists seem to believe that only they and their ideological comrades in the left-leaning press should be permitted political free speech.
H.R. 1 opens the door to more Democrat schemes to permanently tilt our democracy leftward, such as California’s “ballot harvesting” of abundant mail-in ballots sent to millions of “residents.” They now want ignorant 16-year-olds to vote. President Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder wants to pack the Supreme Court with additional justices. Cities from Seattle to San Diego are considering coerced taxpayer funding of leftist candidates.
Should power-grabbing Democrats be allowed, under our truth-in-labeling laws, to describe themselves as supporters of democracy?
Lowell Ponte is a former Reader’s Digest Roving Editor. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and other major publications. His latest book co-authored with Craig R. Smith, “Money, Morality & the Machine,” reveals how bad money drives good morals out of society and how you can protect your family from the future of “Star Trekonomics.” For a free, postpaid copy, call toll-free 800-630-1492.