On Wednesday of last week, the House, controlled by Democrats, passed a massive 800-page bill that would mandate insecure voting processes and then subject voting tallies to partisan manipulation, which basically means the federal government would control our elections. This, of course, means the death of free and fair elections in the United States.
According to The Federalist, 20 GOP attorneys general penned a letter last Thursday concerning the “For The People Act of 2021, saying, “It is difficult to imagine a legislative proposal more threatening to election integrity and voter confidence.”
So what exactly is in this bill that makes it so dangerous to our republic?
Well, for starters, it openly violates the Constitution. The attorneys general note in their letter, “Under both the Elections Clause of Article I of the Constitution and the Electors Clause of Article II, States have principal—and with presidential elections, exclusive—responsibility to safeguard the manner of holding elections.” This piece of legislation would then give Congress primacy over state elections in various ways, which is a violation of the Constitution.
The Constitution makes it clear that states, not Congress, is to have power over how to determine how presidential electors are chosen.
“Mandating mail-in voting, requiring states to accept late ballots, overriding state voter ID laws, and mandating that states conduct redistricting through unelected commissions all violate states’ constitutional authority in conducting elections,” The Federalist says.
This legislation, if it passes into law, would then set up star chambers to try and intimidate judges. This bill would establish a “Commission to Protect Democratic Institutions” that would then have the power and authority to force judges to give testimony before a panel of unelected bureaucrats.
If you look on page 39 of the bill it says the commission, or any other member or subcommittee of the commission, may “hold hearings and sit and act at such times and places, take such testimony, receive such evidence, and administer such oaths as the Commission considers advisable.”
H.R. 1 also mandates mail-in ballots and 10-day delay in results of the election. This would essentially guarantee the insanity that happened during this election would be the norm forever.
“The bill mandates universal mail-in balloting and requires states to wait ten days after election day for any outstanding tranches of ballots to be suddenly discovered in Democrat-run strongholds — oops, I mean, allow all ballots to arrive. The Heritage report notes that ‘no-fault absentee ballots’ ‘are the tool of choice for vote thieves,'” the Federalist report notes.
The bill would also nix Voter ID laws, which means that anyone, citizen or not, could show up at the polls to vote. This, of course, would be a great help to the Democrats who want to allow illegal aliens to flood into the country so they can turn them into lifelong Democratic voters.
“Perhaps most egregious is the Act’s limitations on voter ID laws,” the attorneys general said in their letter. “Fairly considered, requiring government-issued photo identification at the polls represents nothing more than a best practice for election administration.”
“Voter ID laws remain popular, with thirty-five states requiring some form of documentary personal identification at the polls. Yet the Act would dismantle meaningful voter ID laws by allowing a statement, as a substitute for prior-issued, document-backed identification, to ‘attest to the individual’s identity and . . . that the individual is eligible to vote in the election.’ This does little to ensure that voters are who they say they are. Worse, it vitiates the capacity of voter ID requirements to protect against improper interference with voting rights,” they added.
The “For The People Act” would also make it very difficult, if not totally impossible to clean up voter rolls.
“States could not use a combination of voter inactivity and unresponsiveness to maintain voter lists but may instead remove illegitimate voter registrations only where officials obtain some other unspecified ‘objective and reliable evidence that the registrant is ineligible to vote,’” the 20 state attorneys general stated in their letter. “This attack on reliable methods that states have been using to maintain voters lists without specifying any reasonable permissible alternatives belies any actual interest in preventing voter fraud. The objective, rather, seems to be to prevent meaningful voter list maintenance altogether.”
“Moreover, the bill threatens anyone, such as a local election official or poll watcher, who might undertake any questioning of any voter or attempts to establish his or her eligibility to vote. Section 1071 says: ‘It shall be unlawful for any person, whether acting under color of law or otherwise, to corruptly hinder, interfere with, or prevent another person from registering to vote or to corruptly hinder, interfere with, or prevent another person from aiding another person in registering to vote,'” The Federalist says. The maximum penalty for this infraction could be up to five years in prison.
And that’s just a taste of the crazy stuff in this 800-page bill. Let that sink in for a moment.