If you thought the midterm elections had problems, wait until you learn about Nancy Pelosi’s plan to terminate state control over American elections.
Democrats in Congress have announced their top legislative priority, and it isn’t health care, immigration, or taxes. Instead, they want to centralize power over elections in Washington, D.C. H.R. 1 is number one on the legislative agenda because it is the number one priority of House Democrats, leftist groups, deep-pocketed dark money, and those who use election process rules to help win elections -- or at least to cause chaos.
The bill is a 571-page dreamscape of wild wishes and federal mandates on states. The Constitution decentralizes power over American elections and puts states in charge. H.R. 1 would undo that.
Also, while the level of malevolent evil contained in this bill is off the charts, it's impressive to watch as the Democrats actually move to do what their communist backers want them to do, while under Paul Ryan, the first day with a Republican White House, Senate and House of Republicans got us..... pretty much nothing. It's almost as if he didn't have a clue what he was doing. Of course, he was doing what the Democrats wanted him to do. I honestly believe that.
But the biggest prize in H.R. 1 is to restore Justice Department approval powers over state election law changes, known as “preclearance.” This preclearance power, struck down by the Supreme Court in Shelby County v. Holder, is the one power that unites them all. Preclearance gave radical bureaucrats at the Justice Department Voting Section, where I used to work, the power to micromanage every single state election law behind closed doors.
Here’s how it worked: Whenever a state wanted to make an election law change, no matter how small, it needed approval from Washington, D.C. bureaucrats at the Department of Justice. Move a polling place, change the hours the election office is open, hire a new translator, change a precinct line, or move voting from the school gym to the school library? DOJ had to approve.
Require voter ID, allow citizenship verification, increase penalties for voter fraud, enact election integrity procedures or implement programs to clean rolls? DOJ had to approve.
And now you see why the Left wants the power back.
Oh yes, let's allow the completely corrupted DOJ to oversee election laws! That'll make things so much better!
We're not voting our way out of this. And part of the problem is that the Republican Party isn't really really a representative party at all. It's just the Democrat Party with different clothing on. If the Republican Party actually represented it's voters, there's a damn good chance the Democrats don't retake the House. Chew on that for a while.