Senate bill 2747 is purportedly a “lite” version of House and Senate bills #1, For the People Act.  It allows States to require voter ID within certain limits and also requires the use of paper ballots in addition to any other voting counting device, with the paper ballots to be used in any audit.  On the other hand, it requires voting by mail in addition to voting in person, prevents a State from requiring a notarization or witness signature or other formal authentication (other than voter attestation) as a condition of obtaining or casting an absentee ballot, prevents a State from imposing a signature verification requirement as a condition of accepting and counting a mail-in ballot or absentee ballot, sets forth redistricting requirements, permits defects in registration to be cured, and authorizes same day voting after registration. 

On Tuesday, September 15, 2021, Senator Amy Klobuchar introduced a new bill, Senate bill 2747 the purpose of which is –

“…to expand Americans’ access to the ballot box and reduce the influence of big money in politics, and for other purposes.”

Senator Manchin is a co-sponsor to the bill, as are Senators Tester, Kaine, and Warnock, plus three more.

Titled, the “Freedom to Vote Act”, its text offers the usual claptrap of wrongdoings in elections that must be corrected by Congress’ plenary powers to regulate the “time, manner, and place” of elections.   This is just the latest attempt to repackage H.1./S.1. and other previously introduced election bills in order to federalize the elections’ process.

Hopefully, it will not pass..

Click Here: In almost 600 pages of text, the Freedom to Vote Act is divided into three divisions and a multitude of subtitles and sections.  (See Attachment 1, 8 pages.)  As you can see by the numbering, not every section is identified.  Not every nuance, definition, explanation, or exception is addressed. 

Click Here: Attachment 2 is the actual text of S. 2747, the Freedom to Vote Act.

I hope this is of value!

Demetria Carter