Last year, Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) introduced H.R. 1, a sprawling piece of legislation titled the “For the People Act.” His bill has the support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who says it promotes “transparency” and “unity.”
Fox News personality Tucker Carlson has a very different view on the legislation. According to him, it could spell the end of free and fair elections.
“The ‘For The People Act’ is the foundation of the Democratic Party strategy to control the federal government well into your grandchildren’s middle age,” Carlson warned Monday on Tucker Carlson Tonight.
“The bill begins by declaring that — contrary to Article I of the United States Constitution — Congress has an ‘ultimate supervisory power over federal elections,'” he noted.
The end of fair elections?
Carlson continued, “Under our current law, states get to decide how much fraud they will tolerate: Florida requires you to show photo identification in order to vote. California just wants you to vote Democrat.”
“If H.R. 1 passes, all 50 states will be California — the entire country will have ballot harvesting and mail-in voting,” he said. “Think about that.”
Carlson said that under the bill’s provisions, people “could freely go house to house and apartment to apartment collecting unknown thousands of ballots and then dump them all in a ballot dropbox.”
“No one would have any idea if those ballots had been tampered with at any point along the way or would there be any way to prove it if they had been tampered with,” he added.
Dems: Voting complaints are racist
“H.R. 1 also makes it harder for election observers to file complaints about any of this because complaining is racist,” Carlson said. This, the Fox host declared, “is suicidal for democracy and no other free country would tolerate it.”
The host argued that such legislation would make incidents like the rioting at the Capitol earlier this month more common because many Americans will regard their elections as illegitimate.
“According to the Democrats, the lesson of that terrible day was that we needed more of the corrupt policies that caused it in the first place,” Carlson said.
“We need more mail-in voting, we need more ballot harvesting: More corruption! That will unite the country,” he concluded sarcastically.