Dear Daily Signal: Those who support HR 1 and its Senate counterpart, S 1, should be removed from their seats in Congress for violating the oath of office (“9 Highlights From Senate Hearing on Federal Takeover of Elections”).
This legislation is an obvious attempt to violate the Constitution and turn the country into an autocracy. The Constitution clearly states that the responsibility of federal elections is to remain in the hands of the states.
I do agree with minimum standards for uniform ballot design, the use only of approved voting equipment, voter ID, uniform application processes for mail-in ballot requests, counting procedures, and a ban on ballot harvesting nationwide should be set out to assure that all elections for federal office are handled in an unbiased and fair manner.
This bill does the exact opposite by attempting to use a “back door” approach to eradicate portions of the Constitution.—Jeff Savlov
Dear Daily Signal: Fred Lucas reports that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer demanded at one point in the hearing on S 1 Democrats’ election legislation (“9 Highlights From Senate Hearing on Federal Takeover of Elections”): “I would like to ask my Republican colleagues, why are you so afraid of democracy?”
I’d like to take a crack at that. The answer, Sen. Schumer, is that the United States is not a democracy; we are a constitutional republic. The fact that you don’t know that makes you dangerous and wholly unqualified to serve as a lawmaker.
IT’S POPULAR AMONG EVERYONE BUT THE POLITICAL CLASS: Poll: 77% support requiring photo ID for voting.
A new Fox News poll, released Monday, finds 77 percent of voters nationally think “a valid form of state or federally issued photo identification to prove U.S. citizenship” should be needed for voting. That’s down from a high of 85 percent who felt that way when Fox first asked the same survey question 10 years ago. The 8-point decline comes from a shift among Democrats and independents. In 2011, 75 percent of Democrats and 86 percent of independents favored showing government-issued ID for voting. Today, 60 percent of Democrats and 76 percent of independents support the prerequisite. Virtually all Republicans favor providing identification and their views held steady: 95 percent today vs. 96 percent in 2011.
h/t Stephen Green