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Unfair Biden executive order favors Democrats in November

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In March 2021, President Biden issued an executive order aimed at expanding voter registration and election information for all eligible Americans. Federal agencies were directed to collaborate with state and local election officials to achieve these goals. However, some GOP lawmakers and conservative critics express concerns that the order could favor left-wing election financing and potentially impact the 2024 election results in favor of Democrats.

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Months from the 2024 presidential election, Americans remain mostly in the dark about a sweeping Biden administration executive order that could swing the entire contest in Biden’s favor. New documents obtained by the Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project lend further credence to the idea that that is precisely the point of the directive, and that the administration is colluding with left-wing activist groups to achieve it.

In March 2021, President Biden signed an executive order on promoting access to voting, the apparent brainchild of progressive think tank, Deimos. EO 14019 tasks every federal agency with registering and mobilizing voters, with the goal of increasing election participation among minority groups that tend to vote disproportionately Democrat. The order suggests “agencies consider soliciting and facilitating approved nonpartisan third-party organizations to provide voter registration services on agency premises.” That language has raised alarm bells among conservatives who suspect the progressive groups supportive of the order, an order that may well be illegal, if not unconstitutional, could coordinate with agencies to implement it and collect their preferred ballots.

Months from the 2024 presidential election, Americans remain mostly in the dark about a sweeping Biden administration executive order that could swing the entire contest in Biden’s favor new documents obtained by the Heritage Foundation’s oversight project, when further credence to the idea that that is precisely the point of the directive, and that the administration is colluding with left wing activist groups to achieve it. In March 2021. President Biden signed an executive order on promoting access to voting, the apparent brainchild of progressive Think Tank Deimos, eo 1401. Nine tasks every federal agency was registering and mobilizing voters, with the goal of increasing election participation among minority groups that tend to vote disproportionately Democrat. The order suggests agencies consider soliciting and facilitating approved nonpartisan third party organizations to provide voter registration services on agency premises. That language has raised alarm bells among conservatives who suspect the progressive groups supportive of the order an order that may well be illegal, if not unconstitutional, could coordinate with agencies to implement it and collect their preferred ballots. Such an effort could prove decisive, have since deleted but archive Deimos analysis indicates that a fully implemented the directive could lead to 3.5 million new or updated voter registrations annually. A massive figure given recent presidential elections have been decided by 1000s of votes in just a handful of states. details from a July 2021 DOJ listening session with activist groups regarding implementing the order revealed for the first time in May one oversight project memo suggests critics fears are more than merited that the feds and progressive but putatively a political activist groups are working in cahoots in a partisan get out the vote scheme. The details come from a set of unredacted notes recorded by a DOJ attorney covering the session proceedings. During the meeting Biden administration officials heard from activists overwhelmingly from the left, the oversight project found that every participant whose party affiliation or political donation history can be identified was the Democrat except for one Green Party member. Here were some of the recommendations according to the DOJ official Keita, hands of the Sentencing Project indicated that eligible voters who are incarcerated have been left out of voting and emphasize that those out in pretrial custody also have the right to vote. She proposed myriad ways the Federal Bureau of Prisons VOP could provide voter registration information during prisoner admission and orientation training, and in various other touch points with prison personnel. She also recommended that authorities provide in person voting options at facilities where eligible voters reside. felony disenfranchisement is voter suppression the DOJ attorney recorded Danna pay kowski of the campaign Legal Center indicated a desire to develop infrastructure in jails and prisons and also help people understand their eligibility after they are released. She related that her organization remained concerned about Bo P is focused on voter registration only and only on individuals from Maine, Vermont and DC. Felons in Puerto Rico are also eligible to vote. In Mississippi federal convicts don’t lose the right to vote and Alabama also has some eligibility. Individuals with convictions for federal misdemeanors can usually vote to Terry minutes of Asian Americans Advancing Justice push not only for agencies to create multilingual materials pertaining to voting, but for making voter registration info mandatory and naturalization ceremonies. Michelle Bishop of the National Disability Rights Network purportedly called on increasing access to voting for people in long term care facilities. without any apparent concern, suffering patients can be taken advantage of by partisan operatives. While the butter administration has stonewalled those probing for the strategic plans. Each agency was to develop in accordance with the order and with whom they may have partnered to implement them. Evidence has slowly emerged suggesting the White House took the group’s suggestions to heart. In January, the Daily Signal reported to the Federal Bureau of Prisons has partnered with and regularly consults on voting issues with among others several of the groups represented at that July 2021 listening session in connection with the executive order, a BLP spokesperson said the bureau had partnered with them to offer civics education classes and voter registration drives at several correctional facilities nationwide. Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson has raised concerns that pursuant to the executive order, the US Marshal Service was being directed to modify agreements with jail is to mandate that they provide voter registration materials and facilitate voting by mail on top of requiring the DOJ to facilitate voter registration and mail voting for individuals in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons. This could potentially lead to not only ineligible voters, but among them non citizens, including illegal aliens being encouraged to illegally register to vote. US Citizenship and Immigration Services is working today to register voters at naturalization ceremonies. Other agencies ranging from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to labor and agriculture have also been executing plans to drive out voters in connection with a federal lawsuit challenging the order brought by 27 Pennsylvania state legislators the foundation for government accountability, which has sued the Biden administration to unearth documents associated with the order, filed an amicus brief asserting that all the federal agencies FTA has identified as taking active steps to carry out eo 1401. Nine have one thing in common. They provide government welfare benefits and other services to groups of voters the vast majority of which have historically voted Democrat. Several weeks ago a district judge dismissed the case on standing grounds. The legislators are now taking their case to the Supreme Court. They believe the executive order violates state law prohibiting the influence of outside influence in election operations. When the law was introduced, its sponsors memo explained the need to prevent public officials from partnering with third party Non Governmental Organizations for the registration of voters. Exactly what the legislator sought to prevent through their lawmaking authority has now been facilitated by executive action by the president who is also a candidate in the 2024 election and as such, stands to benefit personally from the executive action. The legislators wrote in their motion calling in the Supreme Court to expedite their case to rule on whether they have standing which could ultimately lead to an injunction freezing the executive order before the voting starts in 2024.

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