(ConservativeHub.com) – The country is still reeling in the wake of the disputed 2020 elections. Rarely inclined to leave well enough alone, Congressional Democrats have launched an all-out assault on the integrity of future elections.
The Democratic-led House of Representatives passed a massive voting reform bill (HR1) formally called the “For the People Act of 2021” on Wednesday, March 3. Introduced by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD), the 800-page bill aims to strip state legislators of the power to enact laws governing voter identification requirements, absentee ballots, and mail-in voting.
If the House and Senate pass HR1, there’s little doubt the matter would end up before the United States Supreme Court. Setting aside the future role of the nation’s highest court, there are some potentially serious issues within HR1.
Democratic-Led HR1 Has Serious Consequences
First and foremost, the move’s constitutionality is questionable because Article I of the US Constitution gives state legislators the power to set the “times, places, and manner’ of elections. American elections would become decentralized. The Framers gave the states the power to regulate elections to avoid that concentration of power in the federal government during national elections. Giving states the authority to regulate elections serves as an essential protection of the nation’s liberty and freedom.
Passage of HR1 would hand over control of future redistricting efforts to the federal government. States would be required to establish “independent redistricting commissions” to draw up future congressional districts. It would also require the inclusion of both legal and illegal aliens in all redistricting.
Passage of HR1 would require states to establish procedures to automatically register people to vote using local and federal databases like state-run welfare offices, corrections departments, and agencies overseeing motor vehicle registrations. This mandate would create duplicate registration and would register ineligible voters like convicted criminals and illegal aliens.
Other points of concern include a measure to grant statehood to Washington, DC, a move that would likely create the addition of two senate seats to the Democrats. Additionally, the passage of HR1 would nationalize recent changes by several states to implement online voter registration, same-day registration, no-fault absentee balloting, and extended mail-in voting procedures.
As noted by conservative publisher Steve Forbes in the video above, the passage of the For the People Act of 2021 could corrupt future elections. However, it’s possible Republicans can defeat the measure in the Senate with the Senate split 50/50 along party lines and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) siding with Republican senators on key issues in recent months.
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