The Democrats are building a record to ram through their next radical proposal for the U.S. electoral system, H.R.4. They admitted as much themselves today during a hearing titled, "Voting In America: A National Perspective On The Right To Vote, Methods Of Election, Jurisdictional Boundaries, And Redistricting." Today's meeting was the latest in what will be a long series of House hearings on elections; when all is said and done, there will be 15 hearings in total.
Right off the bat, the Chair of House Admin's Subcommittee on Elections, G. K. Butterfield, claimed that there had been a wave of voter suppression despite recent record voter participation.
June 24, 2021
This shouldn't be surprising. The Democrats' endgame is a federal takeover over our elections, and they will use all they can to further that goal.
Democrats continue to push “disinformation” and employ “scare tactics” in their quest to tear down state-level voter integrity laws. @RepBryanSteil— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) June 24, 2021
Democrats argue that Republicans are opposed to preclearance because they want to suppress minority votes. In reality, Republicans oppose preclearance because it prevents localities from efficiently administering their elections in a way that is responsive to local needs.— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) June 24, 2021
🚨🚨🚨— House Admin. Committee GOP (@HouseAdmnGOP) June 24, 2021
Democrats are pushing for preclearance requirements for states through H.R. 4 by selling a false narrative that states are passing “Jim Crow 2.0” laws to suppress votes. It's all part of their effort to nationalize our elections. pic.twitter.com/kyRAXiRMvR
As panelist Sara Frankenstein pointed out, reinstituting the VRA's outdated preclearance requirements would not be a solution to underlying causes of voting difficulties at the local level.
Preclearance doesn't address the underlying problems in reservation counties: "Satellite office requests on reservation land are often initially denied... not in an effort to deny minority voting, but rather due to serious financial concerns and other logistical problems."— Lawyers Democracy (@lawyersdf) June 24, 2021
One of the most contentious points of the hearing was when Rep. Bryan Steil called out former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for representing himself as a non-partisan figure in the redistricting space. This was a laughable argument considering Holder is chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.
🚨Eric Holder, Obama’s AG, is now the Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. He claims to be fighting for fair maps, but the NDRC’s IRS filing says the group’s mission is to “favorably position Democrats.” WATCH the exchange: pic.twitter.com/xM5PczQph6— Bryan Steil (@RepBryanSteil) June 24, 2021
WOW. 👀 When @RepBryanSteil asked @EricHolder about the @DemRedistrict's IRS filing, Holder said it was a "mischaracterization." Rep. Steil read from the NDRC filing verbatim. What mischaracterization is there? https://t.co/bguBIIUFt0— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) June 24, 2021
The onslaught of hearings by the House Democrats is just a setup for their next power grab attempt. But Democrats would be wise to consider whether the American people support such extreme measures. As the Public Interest Legal Foundation's Christian Adams put it: "People do not want radical leftists micromanaging elections."