The passage of HR 1 in the House of Representatives on Friday “seems to be the on-ramp
The Lawyers Democracy Fund [LDF], which is focused on election law, has prepared documents that expose what appears to be the move by progressive members of the House of Representatives to drastically change America’s election laws.
According to the LDF, the so-called campaign finance reform bill aims to overturn “the federalism foundation of the electoral process in the United States that has been in place for the past two centuries.”
“The enactment of such a law would facilitate fraud, not while the GOP holds the White House and the Senate, but if and when the Democratic Party, with its increasingly progressive tendencies, controls the three branches of government,” the Association for Mature American Citizens (AMAC) said in a statement. “And, it would give the left an edge and allow them to further tamper with our rights and our lives.”
The LDF notes that among the provisions in the legislation is one that would essentially abolish voter ID laws. All that would be needed to cast a ballot would be a signature. The measure would also allow
The voter is currently required to fill out the necessary information
National Review’s senior writer David French summed up the implications of the self-styled, For the People Act of 2019, whose cosponsors include among 20 others, self-styled Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, [D-NY-14].
“At its essence, the bill federalizes control over elections to an unprecedented scale, expands government power over political speech, mandates increased disclosures of private citizens’ personal information (down to name and address), places conditions on citizen contact with legislators that inhibits citizens’ freedom of expression, and then places enforcement of most of these measures in the hands of a revamped Federal Election Commission that is far more responsive to presidential influence,” French wrote.
AMAC recommends those who are interested should make their own evaluation of the pros and cons of HR 1 and notes that the full LDF assessment is worth a read.
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