In a massive grab at power that would open U.S. elections to essentially unlimited cheating, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed an “election reform” bill on March 3.
Officially known as HR1, the bill would “update voting procedures” and require states to turn over the task of redrawing congressional districts to independent commissions, according to coverage at DailyMail.com.
Which is to say, according to Gary Bauer, that it:
- Bans state voter ID laws
- Mandates same-day voter registration, which increases the potential for voter fraud
- Mandates voter registration when individuals (namely illegals) sign up for welfare benefits and other public services
- Mandates taxpayer-funding of political campaigns
- Forces states to immediately register convicted felons to vote after they are released from prison
- Forces all states to conduct redistricting by commissions, rather than the elected legislature
- Dramatically expands fraud-ridden mail-in balloting
The bill was opposed by every Republican and supported by all Democrats but one.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Democrat, said: “We believe that HR 1 needs to pass because the Republican state legislators, concerned about their losses, either in their own states or in the country, are again upping their efforts to make it more difficult for people to vote.”
Republicans have been warning that the legislation limits political speech and is a Democratic power grab to gain an unfair advantage in elections, essentially the only barrier that keeps them from unlimited power.
Joe Biden has said he would sign the bill into law if it cleared both the House and the Senate, but it faces long odds in the Senate, where all 48 Democrats and the two independents who caucus with them would need to be joined by 10 Republican senators to overcome a filibuster.