A number of states have refused to clean up their voter roles to eliminate those who are deceased, or moved away. Then there’s ballot harvesting, those who’ve thwarted identification requirements, election workers filling in missing information on absentee ballots that would otherwise have necessitated the spoiling of the ballots along with the receiving of ballots days after the election.
Now there’s an attempt to place into federal law the practices that many found to be abusive and that leads to fraud. Known as HR-1 (‘For the People Act’) this legislation was introduced January 4th, 2021.
Joining Jim to discuss this issue was Bob Adelmann. Bob is a former investment advisor and now is a regular contributor to The New American writing primarily on economics and politics.
HR-1 is a massive 791 page document that had 222 co-sponsors, each one a Democrat. When the vote occurred last Wednesday, all Republicans in attendance opposed it. With its passage in the House of Representatives, the next step is the U.S. Senate.
When did this start? Bob named some historic presidents and key years in American history, but in the end he prefers to go back to the Garden of Eden. So with his 50 years of experience in the fight for freedom, he believes it starts with the father of lies, the great deceiver. He’s the one propelling this effort.
As the program progressed, Bob commented concerning specifics of the legislation such as:
- The banning of voter ID and making it a crime for a state election official to reject someone’s registration to vote.
- Forces states to adopt universal mail-in balloting.
- Allows former felons to vote before completing their sentences.
- Allows those 16 and 17 years old to register.
- It threatens anyone, such as a local election official or poll watcher, who might undertake any questioning of any voter or attempts to establish his/her eligibility to vote. Maximum penalty? 5 years in prison.
Bob summarized HR-1 this way: ‘It’s the primary tool by which the Democrats hope to cement forever, control of the election process in the United States, in their favor.’
This is just some of the information from the first quarter hour of the broadcast. Hear more, including what listeners had to say, when you review this edition of Crosstalk.
To contact your U.S. senators concerning HR-1, call 202-224-3121.