This ef­fort is an out­growth of the Demo­cratic nar­ra­tive that any Re­pub­li­can who wins an elec­tion is a cheater, a racist, or sup­pressed the vote.

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on such sub­stan­tive is­sues, but on jig­ger­ing with the way the coun­try has run its elec­tions for 200 years. All politi­cians rel­ish their abil­ity to ex­er­cise the power at their dis­posal, but this year’s H.R. 1 is all about in­creas­ing the Demo­cratic Party’s chances of hold­ing onto power.

The 116th Congress’ H.R. 1 is be­ing her­alded as the “For the Peo­ple Act of 2019,” but if there were truth in la­belling re­quire­ments for nam­ing bills it would have to be called the “For the Democrats Act of 2019.” It is a 500-plus page jum­ble of pro­pos­als to man­date a fed­eral takeover of our elec­toral sys­tem and rig fu­ture elec­tions with an eye to­ward a one-party na­tion.

Many of the com­po­nents of H.R. 1 have been tested and worked for Democrats in Cal­i­for­nia. These “re­forms” would force all states to em­u­late Cal­i­for­nia and turn fu­ture elec­tions into the sort of sham con­tests one sees in some na­tions south of the U.S. bor­der.

Un­der H.R. 1 Wash­ing­ton would run bal­lot se­cu­rity and voter reg­is­tra­tion which would be “au­to­matic” for any­one seven­teen or older. States would no longer be au­tho­rized to clean up their voter rolls even as ev­i­dence pours in that voter fraud is more preva­lent than most thought with tens of thou­sands of in­el­i­gi­ble vot­ers ac­tu­ally vot­ing in dozens of states. A new Elec­tion As­sis­tance Com­mis­sion and the De­part­ments of Home­land Se­cu­rity and Jus­tice would duke it out on who does what.

The pro­posal abol­ishes all ex­ist­ing state voter iden­ti­fi­ca­tion laws. Amer­i­cans cit­i­zens — and pos­si­bly even non-cit­i­zens liv­ing in the United States — would be au­to­mat­i­cally reg­is­tered to vote when they turn 17 years old. If any are some­how missed, an­other part of the bill David A. Keene is an ed­i­tor at large for The Wash­ing­ton Times.

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