Democrats Want to Control our Elections in Minnesota & Nationally

According to an article by the Daily Signal, the Left wants to transform our election system to usher in “one party rule.” The Heritage Foundation lays out how H.R. 1; the For the People Act of 2019, “federalizes and micromanages the election process administered by the states, imposing unnecessary, unwise, and unconstitutional mandates on the states.”

The Conservative Action Project has provided a summary of the federal bill, H.R. 1, with the key sections of the bill highlighted in bold.  Links to corresponding state election legislation currently under considered in Minnesota during this 2019 session are in italics.  Also included are the names if any Republican legislator(s) that are supporting these disastrous bills.

Federal H.R. 1 – “For the People Act of 2019” Outline WITH CORRESPONDING mINNESOTA LEGISLATION:

• Forces states to implement mandatory voter registration, removing civic participation as a voluntary choice, and increasing chances for error.

  1. Minnesota Bills HF45 & SF612 – Automatic voter registration of applicants for a state drivers license, instruction permit and state identification card.
  2. No Republican authors or co-authors
  3. Minnesota Bill HF1500 – Drivers licenses for illegals. These persons will automatically be added to the State Voter Registration System as a registered voter should HF45 & SF612 pass.
  4. No Republican authors or co-authors.

• Mandates that states allow all felons to vote.

  1. Minnesota Bills HF40 & SF856 – Right to vote restoration upon incarceration release or sentencing imposition; county attorney voter registration and eligibility investigation obligation repeal.
  2. Republican co-authors: Rep. Jerry Hertaus, Rep. Nick Zerwas, Rep. Cal Bahr, Rep. Pat Garofalo

• Forces states to extend periods of early voting, which has shown to have no effect on turnout.

  1. Minnesota Bills HF1371 & SF312 – Early voting provided, and money appropriated.
  2. No Republican authors or co-authors.

• Mandates same-day voter registration, which encourages voter fraud.

  1. Same-day voter registration is already state law in Minnesota.
  2. No new legislation currently known or proposed in 2019 – already a legislated mechanism that enables voter fraud thru voting prior to full vetting and via the “vouching” process

• Limits the ability of states to cooperate to see who is registered in multiple states at the same time.

  1. Minnesota State Voter Registration System cannot be accessed to see who is registered in multiple states at the same time.
  2. No new legislation currently known or proposed in 2019

• Prohibits election observers from cooperating with election officials to file formal challenges to suspicious voter registrations.

  1. Poll watchers and election officials in Minnesota can challenge any voter they deem suspicious BUT state statute allows the voter to override the challenge by simply taking an oath.
  2. No new legislation currently known or proposed in 2019

• Criminalizes protected political speech by making it a crime to “discourage” someone from voting

  1.  The U. S. Supreme Court ruled a Minnesota law barring political clothing within polling places is unconstitutional
  2. No new legislation currently known or proposed in 2019

• Bars states from making their own laws about voting by mail.

  1. Minnesota Bills HF677 & SF422 – Mail balloting in small cities and towns authorization.
  2. Republican co-authors: Rep.Pat Garofalo 

• Prohibits chief election officials in each state from participating in federal election campaigns.

  1. No new legislation currently known or proposed in 2019

• Mandates free mailing of absentee ballots.

  1. In Minnesota, Voters may register and receive an absentee ballot the same day and those receiving an absentee ballot don’t have to reside in the state of Minnesota or in the country.
  2. Minnesota Bills HF1372 & SF1410 – Voters allowed to join permanent absentee voters list, and absentee ballots required to automatically be sent to permanent absentee voter list before election.
  3. No Republican authors or co-authors.

• Mandates that states adopt new redistricting commissions.

  1. Minnesota Bills HF1018 & SF582 – Redistricting advisory commission appointment authorized (composed of 3 retired judges whose function is to formulate redistricting plans for all of Minnesota); establishes redistricting principles; establishes Legislative Coordinating Commission redistricting duties
  2. Republican co-authors: Senator Scott Jensen

Like the Green New Deal, the election bills at the federal and state level are nothing more than a partisan power grab. Below are a few more disastrous Minnesota Election bills meant to upend the current election process.

HF1147 & SF881 – Persons allowed to be absent from work to vote in person BEFORE election day.

HF489 & SF499 – Free public transit on election day provided. Give Rep. Dean Urdahl a call about this one!

HF1153 & SF847 – Presidential nomination primary allowed to be conducted by mail, access to voter party designation restricted, and the use of a single ballot in the presidential nomination primary required, and additional reimbursements to counties for conducting the presidential nomination primary authorized

HF1152 & SF562 – County auditors authorized to transmit ballots electronically to persons with disabilities.

HF1123 & SF175 – Voter electronic signatures for electronic roster purposes allowed. Better call Rep. Tim O’Driscoll on this. Electronic poll rosters should always have a wet signature to prevent voter fraud.

HF980 – Individuals under the age of 18 authorized to vote at a primary election in certain circumstances.

HF979 & SF1190 – Landlords required to provide tenants with voter registration information. Sorry landlords; no freedom of speech for you!

HF94 & SF586 – Elections; number of voters an individual may assist in marking a ballot increased. Great news for group homes who love to “help” the disabled vote for the democrat candidate.

This obvious attempt to steal elections for Leftist candidates would, as Barack Obama once said, fundamentally transform American into something unrecognizable by today’s standards.

Wake up Minnesota.  If you fail to act now to preserve our Constitutional Republic, you will be unable to save it later. It’s all about elections and some Republicans are voting for their own demise.