An Executive Order on Voting and Elections?

Hi all!

Defined as a “rule or order issued by the president to an executive branch of the government and having the force of law,” Executive Orders (EOs) direct the actions of Federal agencies and the employees that work for a Federal agency.  This is why President Biden’s latest EO (signed 3/7/2021) is troubling, to say the least!  Read the following and tell me what you think!

The Democrats know that their efforts to get H.R. 1 – For the People Act of 2021 -- passed through the Senate will fail because the chamber is evenly split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans.  They will need 60 votes to pass.  On March 7, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order # _(not assigned yet)__, “Promoting Access to Voting”.  This EO touts that –

“…it is the responsibility of the Federal Government to expand access to, and education about, voter registration and election information, and to combat misinformation, in order to enable all eligible Americans to participate in our democracy.”

To ensure this is the case, this EO requires:

  • The head of each agency to evaluate ways in which the agency can, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, promote voter registration and voter participation.  This effort shall include consideration of:

(i)    ways to provide relevant information in the course of activities or services that directly engage with the public — including through agency materials, websites, online forms, social media platforms, and other points of public access — about how to register to vote, how to request a vote-by-mail ballot, and how to cast a ballot in upcoming elections;

(ii)   ways to facilitate seamless transition from agencies’ websites directly to State online voter registration systems or appropriate Federal websites, such as Vote.gov;

(iii)  ways to provide access to voter registration services and vote-by-mail ballot applications in the course of activities or services that directly engage with the public, including:

     (A)  distributing voter registration and vote-by-mail ballot application forms, and providing access to applicable State online systems for individuals who can take advantage of those systems;

     (B)  assisting applicants in completing voter registration and vote-by-mail ballot application forms in a manner consistent with all relevant State laws; and

     (C)  soliciting and facilitating approved, nonpartisan third-party organizations and State officials to provide voter registration services on agency premises;

(iv)   ways to promote and expand access to multilingual voter registration and election information, and to promote equal participation in the electoral process for all eligible citizens of all backgrounds; and

(v)    whether, consistent with applicable law, any identity documents issued by the agency to members of the public can be issued in a form that satisfies State voter identification laws.

  • The Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government, Office of Management and Budget, consistent with applicable law, to coordinate efforts across agencies, improve or modernize Federal websites and digital services that provide election and voting information to the American people, including ensuring that Federal websites are accessible to individuals with disabilities and people with limited English proficiency.  As appropriate, the Administrator of the United States Digital Service may support agencies in implementing the strategic plans directed in subsection (b) of this section.

  • The head of each agency to evaluate where and how the agency provides services that directly engage with the public and, to the greatest extent practicable, formally notify the States in which the agency provides such services that it would agree to designation as a voter registration agency pursuant to section 7(a)(3)(B)(ii) of the National Voter Registration Act.  If an agency declines to consent to such designation, the head of the agency shall submit to the President a written explanation for the decision.

  • The Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Department of State, the Military Postal Service Agency, and the United States Postal Service, to take all practical steps to establish procedures to enable a comprehensive end-to-end ballot tracking system for all absentee ballots cast by military and other eligible overseas voters under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 52 U.S.C. 20301 et seq.

  • The Attorney General to establish procedures, consistent with applicable law, to provide educational materials related to voter registration and voting and, to the extent practicable, to facilitate voter registration, for all eligible individuals in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  Such educational materials shall be incorporated into the reentry planning procedures required under section 4042(a)(7) of title 18, United States Code.  The educational materials should also notify individuals leaving Federal custody of the restrictions, if any, on their ability to vote under the laws of the State where the individual resides and, if any such restrictions exist, the point at which the individual’s rights will be restored under applicable State law.

  • The Attorney General to establish procedures, consistent with applicable law, to ensure the United States Marshals Service includes language in intergovernmental agreements and jail contracts to require the jails to provide educational materials related to voter registration and voting, and to facilitate voting by mail, to the extent practicable and appropriate.

  • The Attorney General shall establish procedures, consistent with applicable law, for coordinating with the Probation and Pretrial Services Office of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to provide educational materials related to voter registration and voting to all eligible individuals under the supervision of the Probation and Pretrial Services Office, and to facilitate voter registration and voting by such individuals.

The Democrats are showing us that they are not going to stop!  They intend to do everything they can to ensure they stay in power forever!  If they have their way, the Federal Government will take over the election process, which under the Constitution, belongs to the States and Territories!

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  • Rissa Arias
    published this page in Blog 2021-03-15 17:41:57 -0400