The Biden administration’s covert plan to take over election management prior to the 2022 midterm elections has been brought to light in a lawsuit brought by the America First Legal Foundation (AFL) against fourteen federal agencies.
Executive Order 14019, “Promoting Access to Voting,” was signed by Joe Biden in March 2021 and required all 600 federal agencies to submit a “Strategic Plan” to “increase access to voter registration and election information.”
In accordance with the directive, the agencies must inform the public about “how to register to vote”—including “multilingual voter registration and election information”—”how to request a vote-by-mail ballot,” “how to cast a ballot in upcoming elections,” and other topics using “agency materials, websites, online forms, social media platforms, and other points of public access.”
According to the plan, federal agencies are also in charge of providing voters with voter registration materials and mail-in ballots, as well as “soliciting and facilitating approved, nonpartisan third-party organizations and State officials” to assist voters “in completing voter registration and vote-by-mail ballot application forms” and to provide voter registration services.
As Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist pointed out in June, it is unethical to link federal benefits to political action, and it is unlawful for the federal government to usurp state power.
Mobilizing voters is always a political act. Choosing which groups to target for Get Out The Vote efforts is one of the most important activities done by political campaigns. Federal agencies that interact with the public by doling out benefits can easily pressure recipients to vote for particular candidates and positions. Congress passed the Hatch Act in 1939, which bans bureaucrats and bureaucracies from being involved in election activities after Democrats used Works Progress Administration programs and personnel for partisan political advantage.
Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections, by Hemingway, was a best-seller in 2021.
The AFL said in a press release issued on Thursday that “This unprecedented exercise of federal power–without any clear statutory authorization or Constitutional sanction–raises obvious election integrity concerns and triggered a series of Congressional investigations.”
The Biden administration is allegedly utilizing “federal taxpayer dollars to fortify the efforts of Democrat Party-aligned organizations to circumvent newly-passed state election integrity laws” according to the AFL.
The Federalist revealed in June that dozens of Republican members of Congress had repeatedly requested information on this federal takeover of election management but had received none.
Good government groups, members of the media, and private citizens have filed requests under the Freedom of Information Act. Not a single one has been responded to. All signs indicate a concerted effort to keep the public in the dark until at least after the November midterm elections. The lack of transparency and responsiveness is so bad that the Department of Justice and some of its agencies have been repeatedly sued for the information.
More on this story via The Tennessee Star:
According to AFL, 36 Members of Congress on January 19, 2022, requested information from the Biden Administration regarding these “Strategic Plans,” but the Biden Administration refused to comply. CONTINUE READING…