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    Democrat-Led House Passes H.R.1, Aimed to Federalize U.S. Elections

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...u-s-elections/

    Hannah Bleau 3 Mar 2021

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed H.R. 1, otherwise known as the “For the People Act,” which Republicans warn will compromise election integrity and ultimately lead to the federalization of U.S. elections.

    The Democrat-led House passed the legislation on party lines, 220 to 210. A summary of the bill notes that it “expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting)” and imposes limits on removing voters from voter rolls.

    Republicans have warned that the Democrat legislation would vastly reduce the power of the states to control and operate elections at the local level.

    “If this bill passes, it puts in all these terrible provisions,” Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the Heritage Foundation’s Election Law Reform Initiative and a senior legal fellow of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, said during a January appearance on Breitbart News Daily.

    “It’s a federal micromanagement of the election process, and everything that folks on the left want to reduce the integrity [and] the security of the election process is in there,” he continued.

    “If you’re a state like Alabama or Texas that has a voter ID law, you might as well forget it, because this federal law would override all state voter ID laws so they’re now unenforceable,” von Spakovsky added.

    Speaking to Breitbart News on Tuesday, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) warned that the “Socialist Democrat Election Fraud Enhancement Act” would do “great damage” to the nation’s election system by taking power away from the states.

    “The socialists seek to mandate no-fault absentee ballots, which are the tool of choice for vote thieves. They seek to eliminate the photo identification requirement and, by the way, when the federal government does it, that eliminates all state laws to the contrary,” Brooks said.

    “It, to a very large degree, federalizes and micromanages the election process administered by the states. It implemented, as I mentioned, some of the worst changes in election rules that occurred during the 2020 election,” the Alabama congressman continued. “It requires states to restore the ability of felons to vote the moment they’re out of prison, regardless of uncompleted parole, probation, or restitution requirements or what states may believe is the appropriate restoration of voting rights for convicted felons.”

    Rep. Lauren Boebart (R-CO) also warned against the legislation during an exclusive interview with Breitbart News last week.

    “We have H.R.1 and the Democrats, they call this the ‘For the People Act.’ No. It’s the ‘For the Swamp Act.’ This is something that will federalize our elections. It’s a D.C. takeover of our elections,” Boebert said. “This goes right back to them controlling the language. They act like it’s something that’s great for you. … They act like all of these things are wonderful for the American people, and they’re not.”

    “But the ‘For the People Act,’ ‘For the Swamp Act,’ you know, this actually has tax dollars that will pay for politicians’ campaigns. It’s disgusting,” she added. “No tax dollar should go to a campaign.”

    As Fox News reported, “A major pillar of the legislation is setting up a new public financing system for congressional and presidential elections to incentivize small-dollar donations”:

    The legislation would establish a 6:1 match for each grassroots contribution to a candidate up to $200.

    For example, a $200 donation to a House candidate would garner a $1,200 match in public funds for a total contribution of $1,400.

    Other Republicans forcefully spoke out against the bill following the passage:

    Every single American should be OUTRAGED by this:

    Democrats just voted to ban voter ID nationwide and force every state to permanently expand mail-in voting.

    — Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 4, 2021

    H.R. 1, the “For the Politicians Act,” would allow public funds to be used to finance politicians’ reelection campaigns. There are far better and more urgent needs for public funds – Democrats are again putting their interests above the needs of the American people. pic.twitter.com/Nd7vtoivw1

    — Rep. Chris Jacobs (@RepJacobs) March 4, 2021

    Tonight, I voted against H.R. 1, an extremely partisan and unconstitutional bill. Protecting state rights is a priority of mine, and this legislation is the “Californication” of our election laws.

    Read my full statement: https://t.co/sYp95biBuv

    — Rep. Don Bacon (@RepDonBacon) March 4, 2021

    FULL STATEMENT on my vote against H.R. 1. ⬇️https://t.co/oImuvugR5u

    — John Rose (@RepJohnRose) March 4, 2021

    Tonight I voted against H.R. 1.

    Protecting the integrity of our elections should be of utmost importance to Congress, but this legislation attempts to politicize our institutions, federalize our elections, and fund politicians’ campaigns.https://t.co/sHk1DfYbTR

    — Rep. Vicky Hartzler (@RepHartzler) March 4, 2021

    At a time when we should be focused on how to get our economy open & running again, the last thing we should be doing is finding a way to send taxpayer dollars into politicians’ campaign coffers.

    My complete statement in opposition to H.R.1 pic.twitter.com/dHVkuX9WPe

    — U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (@boblatta) March 4, 2021

    Today I voted against H.R. 1, the “For The Politicians Act,” which amounts to a federal takeover of elections.

    This power grab would undermine ballot integrity and restrict the voice of each individual citizen in our election process. pic.twitter.com/EJhL7S92WH

    — Rep. Alex Mooney (@RepAlexMooney) March 4, 2021

    This bill will only put more power in the hands of the Federal government and discourage Americans from participating in political debate and advocacy in the public square. @SpeakerPelosi’s “For the People Act” is really “For the Politicians”—I voted NO. /6

    — Rep. Mark Green (@RepMarkGreen) March 4, 2021

    Elections belong to the people. The so-called “For the People Act” would concentrate power among entrenched Democrat politicians instead. pic.twitter.com/L7rR0M6RMD

    — Rep. Michelle Fischbach (@RepFischbach) March 4, 2021

    The House passage of H.R.1 appears to mark the beginning of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) plans for a two-week legislative blitz, turning her chamber “into a factory for Democratic priorities.”
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    Say goodbye to fair elections for the rest of US history if this passes in the Senate. Republicans will have to learn how to cheat better than the Democrats.
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    Calvin Coolidge

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    been expecting this for five years or more
    Do something Danke

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    Remember when from November of last year through January of this year Trumpers saw letting states run their own elections as intolerable?

    What a difference a month-and-a-half makes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invisible Man View Post
    Remember when from November of last year through January of this year Trumpers saw letting states run their own elections as intolerable?

    What a difference a month-and-a-half makes.
    Not particularly...got some examples?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Not particularly...got some examples?
    There were a lot of threads here that would serve as good examples. There was even this big rally on January 6 when Trump and a bunch of his followers insisted that Pence and Congress were not supposed to count the delegates the states certified. It was a big deal. It was in the news.

    And of course Trump himself has always been for nationalizing elections and eliminating the electoral college. That's nothing new for him.
    Last edited by Invisible Man; 03-05-2021 at 09:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    Say goodbye to fair elections for the rest of US history if this passes in the Senate. Republicans will have to learn how to cheat better than the Democrats.
    Some will. And Democrats will scream, yell and prosecute anybody who uses the system other then them.

    They allowed ballot harvesting in California, and after one election cycle where the Dems won a bunch of seats via ballot harvesting, the next election they accused Republicans of illegal ballot harvesting.

    Democrats and socialists are not long term thinkers. That’s why they want a norm where rules and interpretations change daily, as long as they are in control.
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    Permanent Election Fraud?

    - Fake Votes can count
    - Illegals can vote
    - Your vote DOESNT COUNT

    Sound about right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Some will. And Democrats will scream, yell and prosecute anybody who uses the system other then them.

    They allowed ballot harvesting in California, and after one election cycle where the Dems won a bunch of seats via ballot harvesting, the next election they accused Republicans of illegal ballot harvesting.

    Democrats and socialists are not long term thinkers. That’s why they want a norm where rules and interpretations change daily, as long as they are in control.
    AS long as they make the rules you can bet they have the foundation in place already to cheat . In places like Philly etc those systems are over 100 years old .
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invisible Man View Post
    Remember when from November of last year through January of this year Trumpers saw letting states run their own elections as intolerable?

    What a difference a month-and-a-half makes.
    The complaints were largely against election security issues such as, for one example, PA not requiring post-marked envelopes for mail-in voting.

    This is not comparable:

    The Democrat-led House passed the legislation on party lines, 220 to 210. A summary of the bill notes that it “expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting)” and imposes limits on removing voters from voter rolls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philhelm View Post
    The complaints were largely against election security issues such as, for one example, PA not requiring post-marked envelopes for mail-in voting.

    This is not comparable:
    What he said.
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    Stick a fork in it. This country is dead
    No - No - No - No
    2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by asurfaholic View Post
    Stick a fork in it. This country is dead
    Yeah, that was a nice republic you had there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Democrat-Led House Passes H.R.1, Aimed to Federalize U.S. Elections

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...u-s-elections/

    Hannah Bleau 3 Mar 2021

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed H.R. 1, otherwise known as the “For the People Act,” which Republicans warn will compromise election integrity and ultimately lead to the federalization of U.S. elections.

    The Democrat-led House passed the legislation on party lines, 220 to 210. A summary of the bill notes that it “expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting)” and imposes limits on removing voters from voter rolls.

    Republicans have warned that the Democrat legislation would vastly reduce the power of the states to control and operate elections at the local level.

    “If this bill passes, it puts in all these terrible provisions,” Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the Heritage Foundation’s Election Law Reform Initiative and a senior legal fellow of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, said during a January appearance on Breitbart News Daily.

    “It’s a federal micromanagement of the election process, and everything that folks on the left want to reduce the integrity [and] the security of the election process is in there,” he continued.

    “If you’re a state like Alabama or Texas that has a voter ID law, you might as well forget it, because this federal law would override all state voter ID laws so they’re now unenforceable,” von Spakovsky added.

    Speaking to Breitbart News on Tuesday, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) warned that the “Socialist Democrat Election Fraud Enhancement Act” would do “great damage” to the nation’s election system by taking power away from the states.

    “The socialists seek to mandate no-fault absentee ballots, which are the tool of choice for vote thieves. They seek to eliminate the photo identification requirement and, by the way, when the federal government does it, that eliminates all state laws to the contrary,” Brooks said.

    “It, to a very large degree, federalizes and micromanages the election process administered by the states. It implemented, as I mentioned, some of the worst changes in election rules that occurred during the 2020 election,” the Alabama congressman continued. “It requires states to restore the ability of felons to vote the moment they’re out of prison, regardless of uncompleted parole, probation, or restitution requirements or what states may believe is the appropriate restoration of voting rights for convicted felons.”

    Rep. Lauren Boebart (R-CO) also warned against the legislation during an exclusive interview with Breitbart News last week.

    “We have H.R.1 and the Democrats, they call this the ‘For the People Act.’ No. It’s the ‘For the Swamp Act.’ This is something that will federalize our elections. It’s a D.C. takeover of our elections,” Boebert said. “This goes right back to them controlling the language. They act like it’s something that’s great for you. … They act like all of these things are wonderful for the American people, and they’re not.”

    “But the ‘For the People Act,’ ‘For the Swamp Act,’ you know, this actually has tax dollars that will pay for politicians’ campaigns. It’s disgusting,” she added. “No tax dollar should go to a campaign.”

    As Fox News reported, “A major pillar of the legislation is setting up a new public financing system for congressional and presidential elections to incentivize small-dollar donations”:

    The legislation would establish a 6:1 match for each grassroots contribution to a candidate up to $200.

    For example, a $200 donation to a House candidate would garner a $1,200 match in public funds for a total contribution of $1,400.

    Other Republicans forcefully spoke out against the bill following the passage:

    Every single American should be OUTRAGED by this:

    Democrats just voted to ban voter ID nationwide and force every state to permanently expand mail-in voting.

    — Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 4, 2021

    H.R. 1, the “For the Politicians Act,” would allow public funds to be used to finance politicians’ reelection campaigns. There are far better and more urgent needs for public funds – Democrats are again putting their interests above the needs of the American people. pic.twitter.com/Nd7vtoivw1

    — Rep. Chris Jacobs (@RepJacobs) March 4, 2021

    Tonight, I voted against H.R. 1, an extremely partisan and unconstitutional bill. Protecting state rights is a priority of mine, and this legislation is the “Californication” of our election laws.

    Read my full statement: https://t.co/sYp95biBuv

    — Rep. Don Bacon (@RepDonBacon) March 4, 2021

    FULL STATEMENT on my vote against H.R. 1. ⬇️https://t.co/oImuvugR5u

    — John Rose (@RepJohnRose) March 4, 2021

    Tonight I voted against H.R. 1.

    Protecting the integrity of our elections should be of utmost importance to Congress, but this legislation attempts to politicize our institutions, federalize our elections, and fund politicians’ campaigns.https://t.co/sHk1DfYbTR

    — Rep. Vicky Hartzler (@RepHartzler) March 4, 2021

    At a time when we should be focused on how to get our economy open & running again, the last thing we should be doing is finding a way to send taxpayer dollars into politicians’ campaign coffers.

    My complete statement in opposition to H.R.1 pic.twitter.com/dHVkuX9WPe

    — U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (@boblatta) March 4, 2021

    Today I voted against H.R. 1, the “For The Politicians Act,” which amounts to a federal takeover of elections.

    This power grab would undermine ballot integrity and restrict the voice of each individual citizen in our election process. pic.twitter.com/EJhL7S92WH

    — Rep. Alex Mooney (@RepAlexMooney) March 4, 2021

    This bill will only put more power in the hands of the Federal government and discourage Americans from participating in political debate and advocacy in the public square. @SpeakerPelosi’s “For the People Act” is really “For the Politicians”—I voted NO. /6

    — Rep. Mark Green (@RepMarkGreen) March 4, 2021

    Elections belong to the people. The so-called “For the People Act” would concentrate power among entrenched Democrat politicians instead. pic.twitter.com/L7rR0M6RMD

    — Rep. Michelle Fischbach (@RepFischbach) March 4, 2021

    The House passage of H.R.1 appears to mark the beginning of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) plans for a two-week legislative blitz, turning her chamber “into a factory for Democratic priorities.”
    HR 1, aka , Election Fraud R US
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invisible Man View Post
    Remember when from November of last year through January of this year Trumpers saw letting states run their own elections as intolerable?

    What a difference a month-and-a-half makes.
    Because they were unconstitutional?
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    It has occurred to me that even if a Democrat Senator like Manchin decided to not go along with Democrat corruption and insanity, GOP RINOs like Collins, Murkowski or Romney would be more than happy to join the Democrats. Thus, that will probably never happen, and these will all be party line votes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    It has occurred to me that even if a Democrat Senator like Manchin decided to not go along with Democrat corruption and insanity, GOP RINOs like Collins, Murkowski or Romney would be more than happy to join the Democrats. Thus, that will probably never happen, and these will all be party line votes.
    Manchin isn't the only Democrat Senator people are speculating won't go along with the bill. People think Kyrsten Sinema won't go along with it either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    Say goodbye to fair elections for the rest of US history if this passes in the Senate. Republicans will have to learn how to cheat better than the Democrats.
    Good timing, I guess great minds think alike.

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    By the time the public realizes voting doesn't matter, it will be too late.

    There is not much we can do. The state was given these broad powers by our own foolishness.

    Those of us who always knew better do not matter at all in a democracy or a republic with democratic elections.

    Our only hope is that the elites who control us do the right thing.

  26. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Invisible Man View Post
    Remember when from November of last year through January of this year Trumpers saw letting states run their own elections as intolerable?
    Never happened. It was the exact opposite, actually. Folks were upset the rules set by state legislatures were not followed, in direct violation of both state law and Constitutional law.

  27. #24
    This bill wouldn't have been given the time of day if not for Trump setting it up with the election fraud claims the night of the election, which set off this whole chain of events. This is an example of the evidence that he was always working WITH the left, not against it. The big electoral plan is to implement federalized blockchain voting, which the USPS has already developed and patented. The party apparatuses just needed to engineer an excuse to introduce it as the solution that the right would accept, since, ya know, Donald. Problem-reaction-solution, as always. And few ever see it even though it's right in front of their faces over and over and over.
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    Even if this bill were to be defeated in the Senate, they'll just steal more Senate seats during the midterms, introduce this bill again, and then it will finally be passed.
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