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Strong NO on H.R. 1

The Democrats’ hallmark piece of legislation for the new Congress is on the agenda this week – H.R. 1. This is the ultra-liberal election bill I first warned you about a couple weeks ago. It’s a complete disaster – let’s walk through a few reasons why:

It requires states to allow people to register ON election day, which of course will give election officials NO TIME to validate the integrity of those registrations before those ballots are cast & counted.

It requires states to automatically register all individuals – not citizens, but “individuals” – using state and federal databases. Think about a database from the Dept. of Motor Vehicles or the Dept. of Labor, for example. States are supposed to use those databases to automatically register voters?? From duplicate registrations to ineligible voters, it is IMPOSSIBLE to predict how many ineligible registrations this will generate.

H.R. 1 will require states to count ballots cast by voters outside of their assigned precincts. Can you imagine the problems and confusion this will cause throughout the nation?

It mandates no-fault absentee ballots, and prohibits witness signature or notary requirements for those absentee ballots. Why would you do that?!

H.R. 1 will make it extremely difficult for states to remove ineligible voters. For example, it places severe restrictions on the use of things like the U.S. Postal Service’s national change-of-address system to verify that someone is still in the state.

What else? It heavily restricts voter registration information, which of course will make it virtually impossible for outside organizations to audit the integrity of a state’s voter registration rolls.

H.R. 1 will essentially ban states’ voter ID laws. Instead, someone will literally be able to walk into a polling location, sign a piece of paper saying they’re someone else and cast a ballot for that other individual.

The list goes, but here’s one final example. H.R. 1 will require states to restore convicted felons’ right to vote immediately after they leave prison, regardless of uncompleted parole, probation, or court-imposed restitution requirements.

You can bet I’ll be a strong and vocal NO when H.R. 1 comes up for a vote this week. Even though it may pass the Democrat-controlled House, fortunately it does face some obstacles in the Senate.

We need to hope this bill NEVER makes it to the President’s desk for his signature.