In 2017, Nancy Pelosi tweeted “Our election was hijacked.” What she meant by that is that the results of the election didn’t go her way. Then and there, she started devising a plan to make sure that it wouldn’t happen again.
The result is H.R. 1, House Democrats’ most important bill. Democrats call it the “For the People Act.” But it is really The For the Politicians Act. It doesn’t protect your vote. It protects their jobs. That is why every Democrat is a cosponsor, why Democrats jammed H.R. 1 through the House in 2019, and why, having lost 15 seats in the 2020 election, Democrats are doubling down on their scheme for a massive federal takeover of elections.
If you liked how the last election was run, you’re going to love H.R. 1. It’s got all of Election 2020’s greatest hits—nationalized, federally funded, and designed to keep Democrats permanently in power.
Here are just three examples:
- More Mail-In Voting. In 2020, state after state expanded “no-excuse” mail-in voting programs in the name of public safety—and to the detriment of election security. Everyone has a friend or relative who accidentally received a ballot in the mail for someone else. Those kinds of irregularities must be stopped, not supercharged with a universal law like H.R. 1.
- More “Found” Ballots. It took 94 days to decide a New York Congressional race (which a Republican woman won). It’s called Election Day—not Election Month—for a reason. Democrats’ H.R. 1 would mandate counting ballots that turn up as much as 10 days after Election Day.
- Fewer Voter ID safeguards. 36 states currently have some form of ID requirement to prove you are who you say you are before you vote. Novel idea, right? If the Democrats have their way with H.R. 1, states would be required to accept ballots from everyone, even if you show up without a photo ID. All they need is a signature.
We do not need to nationalize the mistakes of states in the 2020 election. Instead, we should strengthen election integrity so that we can restore voters’ faith in our democracy.
With all of this in mind, ask yourself: are Democrats trying to protect America’s elections? Or are they just trying to protect themselves at the ballot box?