The 2020 presidential election saw an unprecedented change in the way Americans voted. Now House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to go even further.
Pelosi admitted Democrats would have a better chance at keeping their Congressional majority if they passed H.R. 1 and S. 1, Breitbart reported. Both bills are controversial overhauls of the election process.
“Well, the elections are about campaigns, and we are ready,” she told “PBS News Hour” host Judy Woodruff Wednesday when asked about her party’s chances for maintaining a majority in the House. “We are ready with our M’s, mobilization to own the ground, to get out the vote with our message of unity for the people, again, so proud of what the Biden-Harris administration is putting forth, and then, of course, with the resources, the money that is needed to do this,” Pelosi said.
“But we would be better if we can pace the H.R.1 and S.1. in order to remove obstacles to participation for people to vote” she continued. “But I would just say this. I think you have heard me say this before, but for the benefit of our audience, people talk about, well, in the past, the president’s party has lost seats in the off-year. Any assumptions about past elections are obsolete,” the Speaker warned.
The For the People Act of 2021 in both the House and Senate are being sold as voter access legislation. However, because it would implement broader absentee balloting and things like allowing felons to regain their right to vote, same-day voter registration, and automatic registration for eligible voters, Republicans are rightly concerned about the increase in voter fraud it would allow and the federal takeover of elections, Fox News reported.
“H.R. 1 is nothing short of a hostile takeover by Democrats to federalize our state and local elections,” Kyle Hupfer, General Counsel for the Republican National Committee, said in a memo. “All Americans should be alarmed by this power grab,” he said.
Democrats are in favor of any law that makes fraud easier and vehemently oppose measures to make ballots more secure. They have railed against commonsense voter identification and absentee ballot laws in Georgia for example, calling them “the new Jim Crow” even though they have nothing to do with race.
It seems Pelosi may have said the quiet part out loud when she admitted they would need to pass this sweeping legislation if Democrats wanted any hope of holding onto their power. It’s not proven that they are elected by fraud, but why make it so much easier then?