President Biden is overviewing the disaster at the southern border, as waves of illegal immigrants come into the United States and overwhelm law enforcement. While the border crisis is spiraling out of control, Democrats in Congress are pushing elections bill called “For the People Act” ( or H.R.1) that would shred critical safeguards on our elections, allowing individuals to vote without providing any hard proof of who they are or even whether they are legally allowed to be in our country.
The bill would federalize elections so that states have little to no control over how voting proceeds within their state. Red states like Arkansas and Florida would no longer be able to take extra precautions to ensure the integrity of their elections. Instead, election laws would be dictated from Washington, D.C.
H.R.1 would invalidate states’ voter ID laws, which require individuals to present valid photo identification, such as a driver’s license, in order to vote.
If the Democrats’ election bill passes, voters would only need to self-certify that they are who they claim to be in order to vote. That means an illegal immigrant or felon could walk up to a polling place, make up a name, and cast a ballot.
The Democrats’ bill would also make vote-by-mail permanent. Many questioned the integrity of mail in voting, saying it leads to unfair and rigged elections.
Finally, the Democrats’ new election bill would create a fund to funnel public money to political campaigns. This provision would give $6 of public funds to certain candidates for every $1 they raise from donors; it would also give some voters cash vouchers to spend on candidates of their choosing.
This bill is called the “For the People Act.” But the right question to ask is: which people? It’s clear that the Democrats didn’t have the American people as a whole in mind when drafting this bill.
Apparently, Democrats agree with President Trump that fraud benefits their party. That is the only reasonable explanation for this bill. Republicans must stand up to it.