Monday, March 8, 2021

Biden Enters Election Law Showdown With Orders to Boost Registration, Vote-by-Mail; 20 Attorneys General Deem H.R. 1 Unconstitutional: It Sets ‘Alarming Mandates’, and related stories

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Biden enters election law showdown with orders to boost registration, vote-by-mail:
President Biden on Sunday issued executive orders for federal agencies to promote voting access including registering voters and helping inmates in federal prisons to vote.
The move, timed to coincide with the anniversary of the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march, served as Mr. Biden’s opening bid in an escalating partisan clash over America’s election laws.
House Democrats last week passed a sweeping election overhaul bill that would impose national standards on elections, as Republicans push for tighter election integrity rules in statehouses across the country.
Mr. Biden announced the plan during a recorded address marking the 56th commemoration of the “Bloody Sunday” march for voting rights in Selma, Alabama, when hundreds of civil rights activists were beaten by state troopers. --->READ MORE HERE
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20 Attorneys General Deem H.R. 1 Unconstitutional: It Sets ‘Alarming Mandates’:
Twenty attorneys general signed a letter addressed to House and Senate leaders pleading against H.R. 1, which the Democrat-led House passed on party lines late Wednesday evening, deeming it unconstitutional as it sets what they described as “alarming mandates,” leading to the federalization of state elections.
The House passed H.R. 1, of the “For the People Act of 2021,” Wednesday night, earning praise from Democrats across the board. Hours prior to its passage, 20 attorneys general, led by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita (R), sent a letter addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). H.R. 1 “betrays several Constitutional deficiencies and alarming mandates that, if passed, would federalize state elections and impose burdensome costs and regulations on state and local officials,” they wrote, detailing the Elections Clause of Article I of the Constitution and the Electors Clause of Article II, which gives states the primary role in conducting federal elections for House and Senate, and an even bigger role in presidential elections.
“The Act would invert that constitutional structure, commandeer state resources, confuse and muddle elections procedures, and erode faith in our elections and systems of governance,” the attorneys general wrote, asking lawmakers to consider the measure’s many “vulnerabilities.” --->READ MOEW HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

37 Things to Know About H.R. 1, ‘For the People Act’

9 Huge Reasons Why HR 1 'For the People Act' Is Disastrous for American Election Integrity

Joe Biden’s Executive Order on Voting Tells Agencies to Push Vote-by-Mail, ‘Combat Misinformation’

House Passes Bill Gutting Election Integrity, Free Political Speech

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