The Democrats mean business when it comes to mail-in voting, and they aren’t afraid to use the Department of Justice (DoJ) as their personal attack dog.
Given that the DoJ has recently announced its intention to sue states that dare to return to voting circumstances that preceded the “COVID era.”
That’s right: The DoJ is openly threatening to sue states that dare to pass voter integrity laws.
It all started with a rather ill-timed press release from the DoJ, which curiously corresponded to the CDC’s recent announcement regarding mask mandates for all.
Needless to say, the media has been focused on mask mandates, rather than DoJ intimidation tactics.
However, perhaps the media, not to mention the American public, should focus a bit more on the increasing power of the federal government, in particular its disregard of each state’s individual autonomy.
Which is blatantly clear from the DoJ’s suspiciously timed press release.
“The guidance document addresses efforts by some states to permanently adopt their COVID-19 pandemic voting modifications, and by other states to bar continued use of those practices, or to impose additional restrictions on voting by mail or early voting, In addition, this guidance document discusses federal statutes the department enforces related to voting by mail, absentee voting and voting in person.” [Source: Fox News]
On top of the press release, the pro-illegal “immigration” AG, Merrick Garland, also threatened states directly, noting that he would “zealously” guard the right for individuals to apparently vote without identification.
“The right of all eligible citizens to vote is the central pillar of our democracy, and the Justice Department will use all of the authorities at its disposal to zealously guard that right …
The guidances issued today describe certain federal laws that help ensure free, fair and secure elections. Where violations of such laws occur, the Justice Department will not hesitate to act.” [Source: Fox News]
Let’s get one thing straight: The “Defund Police” Democrats have zero right to comment on anything “free, fair, and secure,” given that they wouldn’t recognize any of these adjectives if they slapped them in the face.
If the DoJ (and for that matter, Biden) bothered to read the law recently passed in such states, including Georgia, perhaps they would realize that many of these new laws actually expand access to early voting.
Or perhaps they do realize these facts already, yet they choose to play on the emotions of the increasingly illiterate, mob-driven left, knowing that they will never bother to crack open a book.
Or, for that matter, a media news website that is remotely conservative news website, wherein Governor Kemp spelled out the realities of SB 202, including its expansion of early voting access, as well as its measures designed to protect the integrity of each and every vote.
“[SB 202] expands access to early voting statewide by requiring two mandatory Saturdays and allowing local election officials the option of up to two Sundays during early voting. This change would apply to all 159 counties in Georgia for the first time and result in hundreds of hours of increased early voting opportunities across the state …
SB 202 requires all voters to provide a driver’s license or a free state ID card number to request and submit an absentee ballot. This would replace the cumbersome signature match process, thereby significantly streamlining – and securing – absentee ballot verification and tabulation. Every Georgia voter must already present some form of photo ID to vote in-person.” [Source: Fox News]
So, in other words, the DoJ is threatening to sue states that dare to require photo identification for mail-in voting.
Apparently, per various leftist outlets, photo identification is apparently a horrifically unreasonable request to make, but who is really surprised, given their open support of the perpetually masked Antifa/BLM thugs?
Just consider the moronic commentary from the New York Times, which is directly aimed at photo identification.
“Previously, Georgia law required voters to simply sign their absentee ballot applications. Now they will have to provide the number from a driver’s license or an equivalent state-issued identification … This is virtually certain to limit access to absentee voting.” [Source: Fox News]
Well, it’s “virtually certain” that such laws will not only eliminate repeat ballots, forged ballots, and illegal alien-cased ballots, but the New York Times won’t reference that inconvenient truth.
On top of the DoJ’s brazen bullying of states that dare to follow the law, it’s also apparently taken serious issue with ongoing audits taking place across the nation, including in Maricopa County, Arizona, according to an “anonymous” representative from the DoJ.
“The reason we are issuing this guidance is to tell jurisdictions, generally, that we are concerned that if they’re going to conduct these audits — these so-called audits of the past elections — they have to comply with federal law.” [Source: The Western Journal]
Ah. Now all of the sudden it’s important to follow “federal law,” at least when it’s any situation even tangentially related to Trump.
Real shame the DoJ could care less about following “federal law” when it comes to hordes of illegals storming the border, to the tune of nearly 200,000 in June …
Author: Jane Jones