The Democrats’ scandalous attempt to tip the election in their favor
Civil rights leaders met with the Biden team at the White House Thursday to protest what they claim is a widespread attack on the franchise “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 subject to vigorous, vicious and sinister attacks”.
Ignore Morial’s mismanagement and blazing warning about an “effort to impose an American apartheid system.”
Their objective is not to facilitate the vote. They want to ban the guarantees that many lawmakers say are necessary to keep the vote fair.
At the top of their list of grievances was the June 1 Supreme Court ruling upholding Arizona’s anti-fraud voting laws. The left is using the decision as a pretext to demand that Congress pass the For the People Act, also dubbed HR1.
HR1 would override laws like Arizona’s, ban voter ID requirements, and lay the groundwork for a permanent Democratic majority.
In the Arizona case, the judges, by a 6-3 majority, found no evidence that state election laws disadvantaged minority voters or made voting too difficult. The truth is, Judge Samuel Alito explained, “Arizona law generally makes it very easy to vote.”
Alito explained that states have the power to adopt “non-discriminatory voting rules” to deter fraud. This is what Arizona did. Arizona requires voters to vote in their assigned precinct, and it bans the shady practice of ballot harvesting, where paid workers roam neighborhoods, knocking on doors and offering to help residents to return the ballots they have received in the mail.
The collection of ballots invites cheating, since the collectors invariably try to elect a particular candidate.
The New York Times states that “Republican-controlled legislatures across the country have rushed to pass laws that make voting more difficult. »False. They aim to make cheating more difficult.
In Texas, Republican lawmakers are trying to push through reforms that would ban the harvesting of ballots and require identification for postal voting, while expanding voting hours and early voting days. No more votes. Less mischief.
Biden called the Texas reforms “un-American,” but maybe he doesn’t know it and is just repeating Democratic talking points. After all, Delaware currently has no early voting, and it has not protested against it.
Democrats are treating allegations of voter fraud like Republican hallucinations. Not true. An alleged Minneapolis ballot harvesting scheme was revealed last fall by secret media organization Project Veritas, showing harvesters exploiting the elderly and immigrants.
The Europeans have understood this. To deter fraud, three-quarters of European countries prohibit postal voting or require the presentation of photo ID to obtain a ballot.
But HR1 would force states to send postal ballots to all voters and allow the harvest.
HR1 also requires states to automatically register all people who register for food aid, unemployment benefits, or other government support. This includes non-citizens, unless they declare themselves ineligible.
It prohibits photo-identity requirements. Anyone can show up on polling day to vote and simply sign a declaration stating that they are registered.
Senate Democrats lack 60 votes to overcome an obstruction and get HR1 to vote, but they still hope to pass it by August to change election laws nationwide ahead of the midterm elections. The goal is to do what the Supreme Court refused to do, eliminate state election laws.
Since the court ruling, Democrats and the media have stepped up demands to end the filibuster and pass the bill by a simple majority. The New York Times has stated that “the ball is in Congress and time is running out. Ahead of Thursday’s meeting, Sharpton said the president needed to think about “how to get around the need for 60 votes.”
The Times says HR1 “would restore the core of the voting rights law.” Absurdity. Discrimination against minority voters is already illegal, as it should be. Let’s be realistic. HR1 would tip the scales to ensure Democrats stay in power.
Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York.