House Dems move promptly to vastly expand federal control over states’ election procedures

House Dems move promptly to vastly expand federal control over states’ election procedures
WaPo video, YouTube

[Ed. – The question is why. The bill can’t go anywhere, even if passed in the House. It arguably violates the Constitution, which explicitly says the states will set regulations for administering the vote. It would certainly be challenged in court, with a likelihood of being at least partially struck down.  If House Democrats mean to appeal to a radical constituency with this move, they’ll find it’s a minority, and not a useful one.]

Democrats in Congress have announced their top legislative priority, and it isn’t health care, immigration, or taxes. Instead, they want to centralize power over elections in Washington, D.C. H.R. 1 is number one on the legislative agenda because it 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.

The bill is a 571-page dreamscape of wild wishes and federal mandates on states. The Constitution decentralizes power over American elections and puts states in charge. H.R. 1 would undo that. …

H.R. 1 … forces states to implement mandatory voter registration. …

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H.R. 1 also mandates that states allow all felons to vote. …

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