In the Daily Caller this week, RNLA Executive Director Michael Thielencalls out Senator Schumer and his recent blog post in the Medium which compared the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to the racist riots in Charlottesville earlier this month. In his blog post, Senator Schumer announced his attempt to block and force the disbandment of the commission. Mr. Thielen explored the rationale for this undertaking by the Democrats:
Simply put, current Democrats and their allies on the left haveopposed virtually every major bipartisan election administration reform proposed by their fellow Democrats and liberals in this century. They have opposed such reforms even when political leaders such as former Democrat President Carter have backed them. . . . They oppose election administration reforms because a messy election system helps them beat outsiders within their own party such asBernie Sanders and those outside the party, such asRepublicans and Green Party candidates. . .
For years now in the Democrat stronghold of Philadelphia in the swing state of Pennsylvania, there have been issues with Democrat party operatives intimidating voters in Philadelphia... More recently in 2016, Republican poll officials in Philadelphia were turned away and not allowed to vote ordo their jobs because of intimidation. . . . Of course, critics will say Philadelphia votes overwhelmingly Democrat, so why are Republicans complaining? In April of this year in a special election, the Green and Republican Parties joined together tofile a federal lawsuit contesting the outcome. Operatives of the Democrat machine in Philadelphia were escorting voters to voting machines, telling voters they could only vote for the Democrat write-in candidate, and not allowing voters to votefor the Green or Republican Party candidates on the ballot. This is the sort of intimidation that should be condemned by all parties, but it is not—because it benefits Democrats. The reason Schumer says this is because he knows such “sloppy lists” benefit Democrats. . .
In July in Florida, the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Democrat Brenda Snipes admitted under oath that problems with sloppy lists and last minute voter registration drives have led to “non-citizens and felons [voting] despite not being eligible — especially right before major elections.”... In other words, Democrat efforts to keep messy voter rolls have resulted in vote fraud and eligible voters being disenfranchised in a key Democrat county in Florida—the ultimate swing state during modern Presidential elections. Yet, none of this is reported or mentioned by many on the left who purport to track voter fraud.
Schumer ended his rant by proposing bipartisan “hearings on the status of voting rights in America.” If Schumer were at all sincere and believed this, he would embrace President Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, for this is exactly what it is doing. The commission is seeking public comments prior to its second meeting on September 12, 2017, which will be co-chaired by the nation’s longest serving Secretary of State, Democrat Bill Gardner. Gardner is not just co-chairing the meeting but hosting it in his native New Hampshire. Hard to get much more bipartisan, unless Schumer is concerned the second meeting is too Democrat. . . .
The Democrats, guided under Senator Schumer, continue their offense of obstructing Republicans and their efforts to govern. By doing this, they continue to reject the will of the people and their choices in 2016 Election, including any efforts to investigate problems that occurred in past elections.
Nevertheless, you can help out! The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is seeking public comments ahead of their next meeting on September 12th. You can submit your comment here.