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02/23/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/23/2021 08:26

Democrats’ Latest Power Grab

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DEMOCRATS ARE MOVING TO FEDERALIZE ELECTIONS AND WEAPONIZE THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION

Even in the midst of a pandemic, Democrats are moving quickly on their plan to federalize our nation's elections.

Democrats' bill, H.R. 1, would implement unconstitutional federal standards mandating 'national rules' they have long desired.

This Democrat Politician Protection Act would transform and weaponize the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

For half a century, the FEC has had 6 members who are evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats; H.R. 1 would transform it into a partisan 5-member organization under the control of the White House.

Institute for Free Speech : 'This change could have the effect of decreasing the Commission's legitimacy by significantly increasing the likelihood that the agency's decisions will be made with an eye towards benefiting one political party.'

The current requirement that the FEC's Vice Chair come from a different party than the Chair, would also be eliminated, further allowing power at the agency to be consolidated within one party.

Democrats have timed these changed to ensure that a chair appointed by Joe Biden would serve through at least 2027.

DEMOCRATS WANT CONTROL OVER ELECTIONS AND WOULD OPEN THE DOOR TO TAMPERING AND FRAUD.

The bill promises to expand flawed vote by mail systems Democrats pushed during the 2020 Presidential election.

Election officials say fraud in voting by mail is 'vastly more prevalent than the in-person voting fraud.'

The CalTech/MIT Voting Technology Project recommended that states abolish voting by mail because of the 'significant cost to the real and perceived integrity of the voting process.'

The New York Times: Mail in ballots make it 'much easier' to buy and sell votes.

Mail in ballots are 'fundamentally not a secret ballot'undermining voter protections and providing opportunities for people to coerce vulnerable voters to inappropriately influence how they vote.

Elderly Americans are particularly vulnerable to coercion and fraud.

States that vote by mail automatically send ballots to registered voters, but in many states poorly maintained voter rolls leave many people who have moved or died still 'on the books,' allowing fraudulent absentee ballots to be cast in ways that appear to be legitimate.

A court settlement forced California to remove up to 5 million ineligible voters from its rolls after they showed registration of 101%, in other words, there were more registered voters than adults living in the state.

This issue would only be exacerbated in a 100% vote by mail election; a 2012 MIT/CalTech study found that more than 16 million voter registrations in the U.S. are likely to be invalid.

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