On Sunday, President Biden issued an executive order on “access to voting” that directs the federal government to encourage voter registration, help Americans apply for mail in voting, and “combat misinformation.”
The “Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting” sounds like a Democratic wish-list of “reforms” and they are looking to preserve the actions that were adopted on a temporary basis during the pandemic. Its provisions include:
- using federal agencies to promote and encourage voter registration;
- linking federal agency websites to state voter registration websites;
- administering voter registration and vote-by-mail applications;
- using “approved, nonpartisan third-party organizations” to register voters at federal agencies;
- using identification documents issued by the agency to help people register to vote;
- providing multilingual options to voters;
- giving public employees “time off to vote in Federal, State, local, Tribal, and territorial elections”;
One provision states: “It is the responsibility of the Federal Government to expand access to, and education about, voter registration and election information, and to combat misinformation, in order to enable all eligible Americans to participate in our democracy.”
Social media and mainstream media outlets continued to suppress legitimate stories on the business dealings of Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, under the false claims of “misinformation.”
The list of measures in the Executive Order are similar to those included in the Democrats’ legislation, H.R. 1, the “For the People Act,” which intends to override state measures of mail in voting.
The list also aims to provide opportunities for the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to bring legal action against states that have photo identification requirements for voting.