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Protecting Election Integrity From the Biden Administration's Dishonesty

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Harry G. Hutchison

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July 19

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Election Law

After Texas Democrats fled from the Texas State legislature and abdicated their legal responsibilities to Texans, they boarded private planes well stocked with beer to fundraise money off their less-than-courageous escape. Then, despite their cowardice, the Texas Senate in a party-line vote passed an election bill that (a) restores voting sanity to the state and (b) fulfills the state legislature’s constitutional responsibility to set election rules and secure the elective process.

The radical Left objects to the Texas bill because it would ban drive-thru voting, require video surveillance, and impose some form of security on devices used to count ballots. But the Left’s chief objection is focused on the bill’s requirement that voters present some form of identification that could include a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number on their ballot. In other words, the Left in the Texas legislature and the Biden Administration oppose virtually all measures aimed at reducing voter fraud either at the ballot box or during the counting of votes. After supporting open borders, apparently the Democrats support voting and vote counting that incentivize fraud.

The Biden Administration’s opposition features dueling messages from Vice President Harris and President Biden, who apparently are engaged in a contest to see which of the two can outhustle the other in weaponizing race and racial hysteria for political purposes. Vice President Harris claims that Texas Democrats’ actions are bold examples of courage, literally stating, “They took bold, courageous action in line with the legacy of Frederick Douglass, to the legacy that involves women who marched down Pennsylvania Avenue, and all those folks who shed blood on the bridge in 1965 to pass the Voting Rights Act.” Yes, she belittled the legacy of abolitionists, Selma civil rights marchers, and suffragettes by comparing them to feckless state legislators running from their constitutional duty to vote. President Biden, not to be outdone, doubled down on his Administration’s commitment to racial hysteria, stating that state-sponsored voting security and election integrity laws are the greatest threat to democracy since the Civil War. Essentially both the President and the Vice President assert that the Texas bill and the 28 new laws introduced in 17 other states are a form of voter suppression. Nothing could be further from the truth.

President Biden in essence asserts that voting laws—either passed or proposed in Georgia, Texas, and elsewhere—pose a clear and present danger even though most of these bills allow for more generous ballot access than Biden’s home state of Delaware. As one report notes:

Unlike Georgia, however, Biden’s home state of Delaware has never allowed early in-person voting. The state will begin to do so in 2022, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

“I was just actually looking at a comparison of the two states that somebody did [that] one of our legislators … sent out,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, told The Daily Signal last week. “It’s really interesting, especially when you look at the opportunities to vote early in our state versus Delaware. I mean, it’s a world of difference. The president should be worried about his own state, not the great state of Georgia.”

Moreover, even when Delaware does allow it, Georgia will still provide seven more days of early in-person voting than the state the president represented in the Senate from 1973 to 2009.

“Delaware offers early voting beginning in 2022 for 10 days before the election, a little more than half the number of days for early voting in Georgia,” said Snead, of the Honest Elections Project. “This undercuts the narrative that Georgia is trying to restrict voting.”

To be fair to President Biden and Vice President Harris, both individuals appear to be imprisoned by the land of make-believe. This is so because it was Democrats who first introduced voter suppression. Featuring voter suppression, and mayhem on a remarkable scale, this effort left untold numbers of African Americans dead in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina and elsewhere in the United States as David Zucchino shows in his book, Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy (see p. 348 (2020)).

Given this vicious record verifying voter suppression by Democrats and given that the bills that have either been passed or proposed in largely conservative states do not suppress the vote but protect all legal votes and voters, President Biden and Vice President Harris should level with the American people and tell the truth rather than hold fundraising parties grounded in a mountain of untruths. Until that happens, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), as part of its Election Integrity Project, will remain vigilant.

Please join us in supporting election security and election integrity.

Harry G. Hutchison

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Harry G. Hutchison is Senior Counsel and Director of Policy for the ACLJ. He has served as a Professor of Law at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, and a Founding Fellow at the M.G. Robertson Global Centre for Law & Public Policy.

Harry G. Hutchison

Harry G. Hutchison is Senior Counsel and Director of Policy for the ACLJ. He has served as a Professor of Law at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, and a Founding Fellow at the M.G. Robertson Global Centre for Law & Public Policy.

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Protecting Election Integrity From the Biden Administration's Dishonesty

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Harry G. Hutchison

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July 19

3 min read

Election Law

After Texas Democrats fled from the Texas State legislature and abdicated their legal responsibilities to Texans, they boarded private planes well stocked with beer to fundraise money off their less-than-courageous escape. Then, despite their cowardice, the Texas Senate in a party-line vote passed an election bill that (a) restores voting sanity to the state and (b) fulfills the state legislature’s constitutional responsibility to set election rules and secure the elective process.

The radical Left objects to the Texas bill because it would ban drive-thru voting, require video surveillance, and impose some form of security on devices used to count ballots. But the Left’s chief objection is focused on the bill’s requirement that voters present some form of identification that could include a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number on their ballot. In other words, the Left in the Texas legislature and the Biden Administration oppose virtually all measures aimed at reducing voter fraud either at the ballot box or during the counting of votes. After supporting open borders, apparently the Democrats support voting and vote counting that incentivize fraud.

The Biden Administration’s opposition features dueling messages from Vice President Harris and President Biden, who apparently are engaged in a contest to see which of the two can outhustle the other in weaponizing race and racial hysteria for political purposes. Vice President Harris claims that Texas Democrats’ actions are bold examples of courage, literally stating, “They took bold, courageous action in line with the legacy of Frederick Douglass, to the legacy that involves women who marched down Pennsylvania Avenue, and all those folks who shed blood on the bridge in 1965 to pass the Voting Rights Act.” Yes, she belittled the legacy of abolitionists, Selma civil rights marchers, and suffragettes by comparing them to feckless state legislators running from their constitutional duty to vote. President Biden, not to be outdone, doubled down on his Administration’s commitment to racial hysteria, stating that state-sponsored voting security and election integrity laws are the greatest threat to democracy since the Civil War. Essentially both the President and the Vice President assert that the Texas bill and the 28 new laws introduced in 17 other states are a form of voter suppression. Nothing could be further from the truth.

President Biden in essence asserts that voting laws—either passed or proposed in Georgia, Texas, and elsewhere—pose a clear and present danger even though most of these bills allow for more generous ballot access than Biden’s home state of Delaware. As one report notes:

Unlike Georgia, however, Biden’s home state of Delaware has never allowed early in-person voting. The state will begin to do so in 2022, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

“I was just actually looking at a comparison of the two states that somebody did [that] one of our legislators … sent out,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, told The Daily Signal last week. “It’s really interesting, especially when you look at the opportunities to vote early in our state versus Delaware. I mean, it’s a world of difference. The president should be worried about his own state, not the great state of Georgia.”

Moreover, even when Delaware does allow it, Georgia will still provide seven more days of early in-person voting than the state the president represented in the Senate from 1973 to 2009.

“Delaware offers early voting beginning in 2022 for 10 days before the election, a little more than half the number of days for early voting in Georgia,” said Snead, of the Honest Elections Project. “This undercuts the narrative that Georgia is trying to restrict voting.”

To be fair to President Biden and Vice President Harris, both individuals appear to be imprisoned by the land of make-believe. This is so because it was Democrats who first introduced voter suppression. Featuring voter suppression, and mayhem on a remarkable scale, this effort left untold numbers of African Americans dead in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina and elsewhere in the United States as David Zucchino shows in his book, Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy (see p. 348 (2020)).

Given this vicious record verifying voter suppression by Democrats and given that the bills that have either been passed or proposed in largely conservative states do not suppress the vote but protect all legal votes and voters, President Biden and Vice President Harris should level with the American people and tell the truth rather than hold fundraising parties grounded in a mountain of untruths. Until that happens, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), as part of its Election Integrity Project, will remain vigilant.

Please join us in supporting election security and election integrity.

Harry G. Hutchison

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Harry G. Hutchison is Senior Counsel and Director of Policy for the ACLJ. He has served as a Professor of Law at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, and a Founding Fellow at the M.G. Robertson Global Centre for Law & Public Policy.

Harry G. Hutchison

Harry G. Hutchison is Senior Counsel and Director of Policy for the ACLJ. He has served as a Professor of Law at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, and a Founding Fellow at the M.G. Robertson Global Centre for Law & Public Policy.

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