Dems’ outrageous attempt to tilt elections in their favor

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Civil-rights leaders met with Team Biden at the White House on Thursday to protest what they claim is a widespread assault on voting rights “for blacks and people of color,” according to Al Sharpton. Another participant, Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, said the group’s message was that “democracy is under vigorous, vicious and sinister attack.”

Disregard the phony handwringing and Morial’s flamboyant warning about an “effort to impose a system of an American apartheid.”

Their goal isn’t making voting easier. They want to outlaw safeguards that many state lawmakers believe are needed to keep voting honest.

At the top of their list of grievances was the Supreme Court’s June 1 ruling upholding Arizona’s anti-fraud voting laws. The left is using the ruling as a pretext to demand Congress pass the For the People Act, also dubbed HR1. 

HR1 would override laws like Arizona’s, ban voter-identification requirements and lay the groundwork for a permanent Democratic majority.

In the Arizona case, the justices, by a 6-3 majority, found no evidence that state voting laws put minority voters at a disadvantage or made voting too hard. Truth is, explained Justice Samuel Alito, “Arizona law generally makes it very easy to vote.”

Alito explained that states have the authority to pass “non-discriminatory voting rules,” to deter fraud. That’s what Arizona did. Arizona requires that voters cast ballots in their assigned precinct, and it outlaws the sleazy practice of ballot-harvesting, where paid workers walk through neighborhoods, knock on doors and offer to help residents return the ballots they’ve received in the mail.

Ballot-harvesting invites cheating, since harvesters invariably are trying to get a particular candidate elected.

The New York Times claims “Republican-controlled legislatures across the country have raced one another to pass laws that make voting harder.” Untrue. They’re aiming to make cheating harder.

In Texas, Republican lawmakers are trying to push through reforms that would outlaw ballot-harvesting and require identification for voting by mail, while at the same time expanding voting hours and early-voting days. More voting. Less mischief.

Biden called the Texas reforms “un-American,” but perhaps he doesn’t know and is just parroting Democratic talking points. After all, Delaware currently has no early voting at all, and he hasn’t protested that.

Democrats treat voter-fraud claims as Republican hallucinations. Not true. An alleged ballot-harvesting scheme in Minneapolis was exposed last fall by the undercover news organization Project Veritas, showing harvesters exploiting the elderly and immigrants.

Europeans get it. To deter fraud, three-quarters of European countries either bar absentee voting or require showing a photo ID to get a ballot.

But HR1 would force states to mail absentee ballots to all voters and allow harvesting.

HR1 also compels states to automatically register everyone who signs up for food assistance, unemployment benefits or other government support. That includes noncitizens, unless they declare themselves ineligible.

It bans photo-ID requirements. Anyone can show up on Election Day to vote and simply sign a statement claiming to be registered.

Senate Democrats don’t have 60 votes to overcome a filibuster and bring HR1 to a vote, but they’re still hoping to pass it by August to change voting laws nationwide before the midterm elections. The goal is to do what the Supreme Court refused to do, eliminate state election laws.

Since the court’s ruling, Democrats and the media have ramped up demands to end the filibuster and pass the bill with a simple majority. The New York Times declared that “the ball is in Congress’s court and time is fast running out.” Before Thursday’s meeting, Sharpton said the president needs to consider “how to go around the 60-vote necessity.”

The Times claims HR1 would “restore the heart of the Voting Rights Act.” Nonsense. Discrimination against minority voters is already illegal, as it should be. Let’s get real. HR1 would tilt the scale to ensure that Democrats stay in power.

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Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York.

Cross-posted from they NY Post with permission of Betsy McCaughey


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Isn’t it always under attack by some bogeyman and mommygov will lead us all to safety and unlimited free tacos in every bowl. Please clap for the love of unity.

  2. This is what democrats do, they lie and deceive and then if it doesn’t go there way they want to change the rules. They are like a mob of sixth graders.

  3. Last night I was talking to my teen age daughter who spent much of the day watching CPAC. She asked me why there are so many “Election Fraud Deniers in America”. Why are there so many people who flat out say election fraud doesn’t exist when it’s clear it does? How can they say the Presidential Election wasn’t stolen when people refuse to even look into it? How do they know it wasn’t stolen?

    Here’s the problem. I send my daughter to a private school overseas. The rest of the world knows the 2020 Elections were stolen and report on it regularly, but here in America Social Media and the Liberal Media not only refuse to report the facts, but just plain lie about the facts. The bright lining is when young people are exposed to the truth, they are able to see corruption in Government. To expose our kids to the truth we must do away with Public School Indoctrination and the easiest way to do that is with school vouchers for every American child under 18. Given all the facts in an environment of true free speech and trading in ideas, teenagers can figure out that logical safeguards to corruption were tossed aside and the only logical reason to do that was to steal the election. Placed in an environment of free exchange of ideas, out teenagers are actually smarter than a lot of adults in America, They are clearly smarter than the likes of Al Sharpton and Marc Morial who I see as nothing but political grifters.

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