One of the most sacred rights and responsibilities of American citizenship is voting. We are supposedly guaranteed that every person’s vote is worth as much as every other person’s. That guarantee has never been perfect. Blacks weren’t allowed to vote until the 15th amendment in 1870, and women until 1920’s 19th Amendment, but the tradition of the United States has been to aspire toward honest elections.
The Democrats are trying to move responsibility for elections from state to federal governments and remove state laws protecting against voter fraud. President Biden and the Democrats are pushing a bill that bans voter ID and other protections against illegal voting. According to the President, anyone who doesn’t support his “voting rights” bill is a racist. I submit to you that the President’s bill itself is racist. The Democrats are pushing to reduce the value of every legal vote, including those of African Americans. The bill destroys a fundamental principle of our democratic republic: one man, one vote.
According to the Heritage Foundation listed the worst provisions of the Democrat’s bill as you read the below, you will see that they will open the flood gates to destroy the concept of one man one vote by allowing people who have no legal right to vote, to cast ballots anyway:
- Ban state photo voter ID laws, including prohibiting any ID for absentee ballots or the signature of a witness, making it impossible to verify the authenticity of the vote;
- Make it easy to commit fraud and promote chaos at the polls by requiring states to implement same-day voter registration, giving election officials no time to verify the accuracy of the registration and the eligibility of the voter or to anticipate the number of ballots and election workers needed at polling places;
- Degrade the accuracy of voter registration lists by severely restricting the ability of states to verify the eligibility and qualifications of voters and removing ineligible voters;
- Require states to allow online voter registration not tied to an existing state record on an individual, such as a driver’s license, which would open up registration systems to massive voter registration fraud by cybercriminals;
- Require states to automatically register individuals to vote from state and federal databases, such as state Departments of Motor Vehicles, which would result in the registration of ineligible voters, including aliens, and cause multiple registrations of the same individuals (the sponsors know this, which is why they’ve put in an immunity-from-prosecution provision for aliens who get registered);
- Give unaccountable and unelected bureaucrats at the U.S. Department of Justice veto authority over most election changes made by state legislatures – an invasion of state sovereignty that violates federalism and overrides the decisions of the voters and their elected state representatives to determine the election rules for their state;
- Require states to restore the ability of felons to vote the moment they exit prison, voiding state requirements that criminals first complete all the requirements of their sentence such as parole, probation, and restitution payments to their victims;
- Provide a public funding program for congressional candidates, forcing taxpayers to support candidates they would never vote for or send campaign contributions to;
- Force states to provide drop boxes for absentee ballots without requiring any security protocols, as well as force states to allow voter trafficking, i.e., letting paid political operatives, candidates, campaign staffers, and others with a stake in the outcome of the election to pick up and handle absentee ballots; and
- Implement a whole series of restrictions and changes to federal campaign laws that would limit political speech and turn the Federal Election Commission into a partisan law enforcement agency.
In a 1964 ruling in Wesberry v. Sanders, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that equality of voting, one person, one vote. In his majority opinion, Justice Hugo Black wrote in part, “If the Federal Constitution intends that when qualified voters elect members of Congress each vote be given as much weight as any other vote.”
The new election reform bills passed by state legislatures throughout the country are not voter suppression bills. They are designed to protect one man, one vote, as outlined by the Supreme Court. The Democrats seem to be saying they do not believe in that concept by their actions.
When the Georgia voting bill was passed, President Biden called it “Jim Crow in the 21st century,” I suppose that Biden should know Jim Crow because of his long history of being a racist. But which part of the Georgia law assaults voting rights? What part is directed to stop minorities from voting? Is it the extra days of early voting? It must be the provision to prevent electioneering close to the polling place. Food and water can be handed out while people are online to cast their ballots but can’t be distributed by a campaign because it leads to electioneering. Chuck Schumer was especially upset about this part. I suppose it was because he likes to try and influence people at the last minute, or he needs a glass of water.
Arizona received criticism when it passed a use it or lose it measure. It tightened the state’s extensive vote-by-mail system. The new law will remove voters from a list of people who will automatically be mailed a ballot if they don’t cast an early vote in two consecutive election cycles. Is this voter suppression or plain logic? Are people of color the only ones who don’t cast early absentee ballots for two successive elections? Of course not. It’s not racist because it covers people of any skin color.
Another Arizona bill prevents using donations to help cover the costs of election offices. It prohibits grants like the one leftist Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, philanthropist Priscilla Chan, gave to organizations supporting election officials in Arizona. When he wasn’t tossing conservatives off his platform Mark Zuckerberg took that Arizona strategy country-wide. He gave $419.5 million to nonprofits that helped build the 2020 election infrastructure in counties that strongly leaned toward Democrats.
Twice Democrats in the Texas Legislature left the state preventing a quorum and a vote on a bill that, according to NPR, “include[ed} new identification requirements for people voting by mail and prohibits local election officials from sending a vote-by-mail application to someone who hasn’t requested one. It also bans “drive-through voting and extended hours during early voting.” It also bans ballot harvesting (when a third party collects others’ absentee ballots and submits them) and, in aggregate, adds more hours of early voting.
With their “voting rights” bill President Biden and the Democrat majorities in both houses of Congress are ignoring the will of the American public of all races. A Monmouth University poll released June 21, 2021, reported 77 percent of white voters and an even more significant 84 percent of non-white voters think people should prove their identity to cast their ballot. Broken down on party lines, the poll says that 91 percent of Republicans, 87 percent of independents support voter ID requirements. But it also found that 62 percent of Democrats support ID laws.
If this poll proves that Democrat politicians don’t give a rat’s arse what the voters want.
the new voter law being pushed through Congress is designed to ignore Wesberry v. Sanders. They’re fighting to ensure the votes of legal voters, both white voters and people of color, receive less weight than they deserve as each illegal vote cancels the vote of a legal voter. What you are hearing from President Biden, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi is just a desperate attempt to keep their legislative majorities. And if it means the votes of legal voters receive less weight than they deserve, so be it. It’s less important than their political objectives.Tags: democrats elections Voter ID Voting