Come January 2021, the Democrats will continue with a majority, albeit a narrower one, in the House of Representatives, and, they already have plans about what they are going to try to do with this majority.
According to Breitbart, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has revealed that one of the first things that House Democrats will look to do in the 117th Congress is to pass an “election reform” bill.
Based on what we are witnessing with the 2020 presidential election, you can probably guess the purpose of such a bill.
Try, try again
House Democrats first attempted to pass this so-called election reform bill, called “For the People Act,” last year. It did manage to pass through the Democrat-control House, by a tally of 234 to 193, but that is as far as it got.
At the time of this writing, it is looking like Democrats will have control of the House and Joe Biden will be president. The Senate is probably going to stay Republican, although we still don’t know that for sure.
Either way, though, Pelosi has expressed her intention to pursue this “election reform” bill on day one of the 117th Congress. “Our Democratic House will proudly pass our election reform, anti-corruption, and voting rights legislation by passing H.R.1 on the first day of the new Congress,” she said.
If the Democrats do manage to somehow get it through this time, it is going to be bad news.
What will it do?
The Conservative Action Project (CAP), the last time around, put out a memo in which they said that the House Democrats’ bill, H.R. 1, is an attempt “to fundamentally undermine the American electoral system.”
The CAP memo goes on to explain that the bill violates the First Amendment by restricting political speech and election activities, that it takes power away from the states by granting the federal government the power to micromanage election, that it directs taxpayer money into campaign funds, and on and on and on.
It forces states to allow convicted felons to vote, it requires states to allow same-day voter registration, it prevents any limitations on early voting, it prevents any limitations on voting by mail, it requires states to provide free mail-in ballots, and on and on and on.
In short, H.R. 1 reads like a plan to make sure that Democrats never lose an election again.
Everyone ought to be saying their prayers, asking for the Republicans to keep control of the Senate. If not, this Democratic pipedream is going to become a reality.