Skip to comments.Biden Signs Executive Order Aimed at Expanding 'Voter Access'
Posted on 03/07/2021 10:45:31 AM PST by Kaslin
resident Joe Biden on Sunday signed an executive order aimed at expanding voting rights. It's the Biden administration's latest move to expand voting rights as they push the Senate to pass H.R. 1, the House Democrats' bill to radically transform America's election system, including prohibiting voter ID laws and mandating taxpayers fund political campaigns.
"It is the policy of my Administration to promote and defend the right to vote for all Americans who are legally entitled to participate in elections," the executive order stated. "It is the responsibility of the Federal Government to expand access to, and education about, voter registration and election information, and to combat misinformation, in order to enable all eligible Americans to participate in our democracy."
Agency heads will be required to post "relevant information" – like how to vote-by-mail and vote in an upcoming election – on websites and social media platforms. Those who visit vote.gov will be directed to the appropriate state website that provides greater details on how to vote in that individual state.
Election officials are encouraged to distribute voter registration and voting-by-mail applications and help voters fill out those applications if need be. The executive order also instructs election officials to "solicit and facilitiat[e] approved, nonpartisan third-party organizations and State officials to provide voter registration services on agency premises."
Federal prisoners who are currently incarcerated with be educated on their voting rights, including whether or not they will be restored once their sentence is completed. Those who are eligible to vote will be registered to do so.
The executive order also establishes an "Interagency Steering Group on Native American Voting Rights" aimed at "protecting voting rights of Native Americans." The committee will include the attorney general, interior secretary, agriculture secretary, labor secretary, health and human services secretary and the VA secretary. Other agencies can be invited as needed. The steering committee's ultimate goal is to increase voter education, registration and turnout in the Native American communities.
Even though Biden wants the Senate to move forward with H.R. 1, a senior White House official told Fox News that the president's executive order can "stem that tide" of "state voter suppressive action.
"When I say that the president urges Congress to take action that would prevent states from attempts at voter suppression, that applies to all states, and it applies to making sure that the federal government and private litigants have the tools necessary to prevent restrictive voting action," the official said.
Republicans have opposed H.R. 1 because of the lack of voting protections, including requiring an ID to vote, and allowing convicted felons to vote once their sentence is completed. Other areas of concern include expanding early voting and voting by mail, something the GOP sees as a hotbed for voter fraud.
Biden can order federal employees to engage in those actions via executive order, but the overwhelming amount of legwork and processing is on the state level, and EO’s can’t compel state/local employees to do anything.
The pubs have to learn to cheat even better than the dims for any meaningful change to take place.
What’s so difficult in obtaining an ID for those interested in voting not that it would make any difference moving forward.
“(e) Ability Of Replacement Systems To Administer Ranked Choice Elections.—To the greatest extent practicable, an eligible State which receives a grant to replace a voting system under this section shall ensure that the replacement system is capable of administering a system of ranked choice voting under which each voter shall rank the candidates for the office in the order of the voter’s preference.
What could POSSIBLY go WRONG??? #ACORN
Does Dr. Jill Biden really have a Ph.D? I thought it was an EdD.
Biden’s addressing the crisis of “voter suppression”.
It's not that hard. I mean Iraqis were willing to be shot to go vote.
Isn’t having federal employees run the elections a sort of conflict of interest?
Kim Jong-un is getting a run for his Money with the Xiden / Commiela Regime running things.
I don’t know how he can keep up with their level of Oppression and Suppression.
Democrats secure their election victories into perpetuity.
She has an Ed.D. Basically the equivalent of an Associate’s degree from a community college
Oh, I am sure it is an Education Degree, I am just poking fun at the kerfuffle about it.
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