The “For The People Act” — House Bill HR 1 – Three Articles

This is nasty business folks…those in control wish to abridge your rights, calling it the backwards “For The People Act.” It is for the politicos so they can consolidate their power — make sure you understand that.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-sell-out-their-states-11614901621

Democrats Sell Out Their States

Mississippi’s Bennie Thompson is the lone holdout against Pelosi’s power grab.

By Kimberley A. Strassel for the Wall Street Journal

Mississippi’s Rep. Bennie Thompson did something remarkable in Wednesday’s House vote to pass H.R.1, the For the People Act. He was the sole Democrat to vote for his state.

Republicans are describing the bill, which would impose voting requirements on the states, as a federal “power grab.” It’s better described as a surrender. Democrats are selling out their own states’ interests.

The left and the media describe H.R.1 as a “voting rights” and “campaign finance” reform. It’s actually an unprecedented federal effort to dictate state voting rules. The bill would strip states of their authority to decide methods of balloting, election deadlines and most aspects of election security. It would mandate mail-in voting, impose registration rules, dictate ballot-return dates, and void identification standards. It even limits states’ ability to draw congressional districts.

The only Democrat to vote “no” was Mr. Thompson, who was initially a co-sponsor, but explained that he later encountered home-state opposition to key provisions, including those that would govern redistricting. “I always listen and vote in the interests of my constituents,” he said in a statement to Fox News.

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Vote with Big Mike! You know it has to be bad for you if this…uh, person, agrees.

Michelle Obama demands the US Senate pass a garbage bill on elections that will make the US a banana republic with tainted elections for the next 1,000 years.

Was literally every move made by the Obamas one that destroyed American and took it closer to communism?  Name one that didn’t,

The Obamas’ latest effort is praising the outrageous HR1 bill just passed by Democrats in the US House.  The bill is an American nightmare as we’ve reported for weeks:

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/republicans-slept-democrats-stole-2020-election-like-communists-now-locking-steal-ages/embed/#?secret=WZiTiNlYVc

After stealing the 2020 election, Democrats want to make the steal permanent.  Per the article above, this bill will:

  • force Internet-only registration,
  • remove SSN requirements,
  • provide motor vehicle registration for everyone,
  • create nationwide same-day registration,
  • allow children and felons to vote,
  • legalize nationwide ballot harvesting,
  • ban voter id,
  • and much more.

So it is no surprise the Obamas support it and probably had something to do with writing it.

Yesterday Michelle Obama tweeted her support for the horribly unjust bill and demanded the Senate join in passing it:

According to FOX News:

H.R. 1 passed by a 220-210 vote along party lines. Senate Democrats will need to secure support from at least 10 Republicans in order to bypass the filibuster and pass the bill.

After stealing the 2020 election, the Democrats now want to lock in their power for centuries.  The only people locked in should be all those involved in the stealing of the 2020 election from President Trump.

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Lone Democrat Explains Why He Sided With Republicans Against H.R. 1

What is remarkable about this, aside from the obvious, is that here is a fellow who claims to have listened to his constituents before casting his vote. Isn’t that something?! How cool is he?!

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) in Washington on Sept. 17, 2020. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) in Washington on Sept. 17, 2020.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/lone-democrat-explains-why-he-sided-with-republicans-against-hr-1_3721140.html

BY ZACHARY STIEBER March 4, 2021 Updated: March 5, 2021 for The Epoch Times

Every Democrat but one voted late March 3 for H.R. 1, a massive voting reform bill that has drawn harsh criticism from the GOP.

Every Republican voted against the bill. They were joined by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.).

Thompson told The Epoch Times that he heard from constituents who opposed certain portions of the legislation.

“My constituents opposed the redistricting portion of the bill as well as the section on public finances. I always listen and vote in the interest of my constituents,” he said in an emailed statement.

H.R. 1 would require congressional redistricting to be conducted through independent commissions, or a three-judge court.

Membership on the commissions would be open to any citizen of the state through an application process, barring people who have held or hold office, candidates for office, and people who have worked on political campaigns.

Six members would be chosen by “a nonpartisan agency established or designated by a State,” the bill states.

Two from each party, and two independents, would be chosen on a random basis from the approved selection pool.

Those members would then appoint three other members from each of the two major parties and three independents.

Commission members would be banned from “drawing maps to favor a political property” and would be required to meet other criteria in deciding where lines go. They would also have to hear from the public before approving a final map.

The legislation would also prohibit mid-decade redistricting.

Another section deals with campaign finance.

The legislation condemns the Citizens United Supreme Court decision and calls for amending the Constitution “so that Congress and the States may regulate and set limits on the raising and spending of money to influence elections and may distinguish between natural persons and artificial entities, like corporations, that are created by law, including by prohibiting such artificial entities from spending money to influence elections.”

Additionally, it would reduce the number of members on the Federal Election Commission and limit those who could serve on the commission.

Republicans on the House floor before the vote denounced the bill, including portions that would require funding for campaigns.

“Americans love election season. They love the endless political acts, having their phones blown up by political calls and texts, having their email inboxes littered with solicitations from wannabe politicians. My phone keeps ringing off the hook from all of my constituents just pleading for Congress to use their dollars to fund more campaign ads. This is the fantasy world that government bureaucrats and career politicians who want a federal takeover of our elections live in,” Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-Fla.) told colleagues.

“They want to take Americans’ money and give it to campaigns in a 6:1 ratio, effectively forcing you to support political campaigns you don’t support.”

But Democrats said the bill would bring necessary changes to elections.

“As a former voting rights attorney, I have seen firsthand the devastation on the faces of Americans when they are denied their ability to make their voice heard in our elections because they missed an arbitrary deadline or showed up to their old polling place. It’s heartbreaking and not who we are as nation,” Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas) said.

“On today’s vote, we as a Congress have the opportunity to affirmatively expand access to voting. This bill would do so by allowing for automatic and same-day voter registration and establishing a national early voting period while also enacting key reforms that will make our elections more secure and will ensure Americans and only Americans take part in them.”

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