Biden’s Bid to Take Over Our Elections
Federal power grabs can and should be deterred by the states.
Since when is it the prerogative of the president to get out the vote? Yet this is exactly what President Joe Biden has been fighting for. In March 2021, he signed an executive order spurring 600 federal agencies to come up with plans on how to fuel voter registration and voter turnout.
These plans were to be submitted nine month ago to Susan Rice, head of the White House’s Domestic Policy Council. Rice was President Barack Obama’s national security advisor and had her hand in every scandal of that administration including Benghazi, spying on Donald Trump, and the disgraceful swap of jihadis for deserter Bowe Bergdahl. Needless to say, she is heavily partisan in her political views and is not above lying for political ends. The public, despite concerted efforts and invoking the Freedom of Information Act, has been blocked or unanswered in their requests to see the proposed plans.
Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist accurately states: “It’s unethical to tie federal benefits to election activity. It’s unconstitutional to have the federal government take authority that belongs to the states and which Congress has not granted. And, given that all 50 states have different laws and processes governing election administration, it’s a recipe for chaos, confusion, and fraud at a time when election security concerns are particularly fraught.”
Good government watchdog organizations — ones like the Center for Renewing America and the Foundation for Government Accountability — are calling on state governments to fight this federal overreach.
Two representatives from these organizations said, “Order [state officials] not to implement that guidance [from the federal agencies] because it is illegal at worst and unethical and partisan at best.”
Another aspect of this secret get-out-the-vote operation that can’t be hushed is the Department of Justice and Biden’s immediate pouncing on states that seek to improve their voter integrity laws. Take Georgia — the pushback from the Democrats was so extreme that they called its new voter integrity law “Job Crow 2.0” and got Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game moved from Atlanta in protest. Biden also lumped Texas and its voter integrity law in with the canard of “Jim Crow 2.0.” It felt like some kind of divine justice that the World Series was played by the Atlanta Braves (who won) and Houston Astros. Now Arizona is currently fighting the DOJ because it has a voter law that demands voters actually be U.S. citizens.
It follows the overall pattern that we have been subject to. When leftists can, they grab as much federal power as humanly possible. That’s also why they were deeply angry when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and returned the power back to the states. Ultimately, any loss of federal power is egregious to them.
President Biden and his administration are playing a devious and underhanded game involving the upcoming elections. With a country already suspicious that there were unscrupulous dealings and cheating involved in the 2020 election, this continued ominous silence from the feds is not an encouraging sign.
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