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Pelosi’s HR-1: The bill to drive a stake through America

Jan 21, 2021 (Washington Mordor) Unless the Democrat playbook has changed, expect to see the most radical transformation of federal election law in US history as the very first legislative initiative in the Biden-Harris administration.

But don’t take our word for it.

US Commission on Civil Rights Commissioner, J. Christian Adams, alerted the public to this 571-page monster law back in 2019, after Pelosi first introduced it. (Full disclosure: Adams has represented Voter Integrity Project in the past and with a legal matter currently pending in federal court.)

H.R. 1 . . . 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. (J. Christian Adams)

Pelosi’s 2021 version of that law will probably become more lethal after her party discovered how easy it was to manipulate the outcomes by requiring mail-in voting and by flooding high-density urban areas with disproportionate voting opportunities.

 

There are myriad poison pills in this proposed law and any of them will serve to increase the ability to stuff the ballot boxes and the law has a “severability” clause that makes it even more dangerous. Here are just a few of this (proposed) law’s measures that will turn America into a permanent one-party nation:

  1. The bill unconstitutionally mandates automatic nationwide voter registration for anybody receiving any government benefits whatsoever. This could easily lead to massive duplicate registrations, since people often change their name (after marriages) or give variations of their name (Cynthia vs. Cindy) in certain cases.
  2. The bill unconstitutionally mandates extended early voting periods. That way, any state not already stupid enough to make anonymous voting easier will be forced to invite an avalanche of stolen votes. It also increases the impact of “vote haulers” or “politiqueras” (explained here) who make a handsome income during big elections.  Adams also said early voting promotes an uninformed electorate and political polarization, among it’s eight biggest problems.
  3. The bill unconstitutionally undermines the First Amendment by stifling political speech in two ways:
    1. It kills Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision which gave corporations the same political free-speech ability as the law already gives to labor unions.
    2. It would become a federal crime to “hinder, interfere with, or prevent ” someone from voting. This can even be a false statement unknowingly transmitted from one activist to another and Lord help the fool if they write a post on this website or in social media. Any mistake can trigger a private civil lawsuit and if you lose the legal fight, you can be forced to pay the plaintiff’s legal fees.
  4. The bill unconstitutionally undoes another Supreme Court decision (Husted) that allowed states to maintain the voter rolls. In North Carolina as in Husted’s Ohio, states have used a voter’s inactivity to trigger a mailing to that voter to see if they still are living at that location. H.R. 1 would prohibit states from effectively cleaning voter rolls.
  5. The bill encourages interstate double voting by unconstitutionally limiting states in how they can determine whether interstate double voting has occurred by tightening the rules on how states can cooperate to see who is registered or even voting in multiple states at the same time.
  6. The bill unconstitutionally mandates same-day voter registration on Election Day, thus destroying all 50 states’ voter registration procedures. Starting in 2012, VIP has extensively studied this aspect of NC law and proved how completely unworkable it is because anybody can easily claim to have moved into a swing district, vote, and disappear long before election officials can obtain any evidence of illegality.
  7. The bill unconstitutionally nullifies state laws that permit election observers to work as partners with election officials to file a formal challenge to a suspicious voter registration. Given the open hostility that election officials throw at observers in states like North Carolina, California, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Arizona, this law will only make matters worse in states like Ohio and Texas.
  8. Just to prevent any repeats of the Brian Kemp or Kris Kobach advantages, the law will prohibit chief election officials from running for office during federal election campaigns. Seems good until you realize that law won’t apply to states like Virginia, whose state and local races occur during odd-year (non-federal) elections.
  9. And finally, the law would reverse another SCOTUS decision, Shelby County v. Holder, and reenact “preclearance” of certain states’ election laws. That 1965 law gave badly needed DOJ control over 16 (mostly) Jim Crow era states, but the courts finally recognized that the times (and the demographics) had changed in those states.

Again, don’t take our word for it. J. Christian Adams had some other choice words about that policy:

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. – J. Christian Adams

Enact any two or three of those partisan power grabs state law and the delicate balance between the big and small states is virtually destroyed.

Enact all of them, and the entire electoral process becomes pointless.

Bottom Line: With this tragic law, any American election will be subject to massive voter fraud or electoral fraud.

Prepare for lawfare!