The utopian voting rights agenda of Delaware’s Democrat lawmakers, which allows for very permissive changes to actual election law, required an amendment to the state constitution, but they were unable to secure Republican support. As a workaround, they created a bill that passed on June 22 and was signed into law by Democrat Governor John Carney.
The Democrats call it a “attack on voting rights,” but it actually sounds like a sneaky way to commit fraud and steal transparency. The goal of the political move was to allow registered voters to request a mail-in ballot prior to the election without providing an explanation for why they were doing so.
Republicans see an issue with mail-in ballots that lack signatures and have no indication of their source. Dems refer to this as damaging “Democracy.”
“Unfortunately, Republicans at the state and federal levels have engaged in an unprecedented attack on voting rights and embraced false conspiracy theories that undermine public confidence in our voting systems. Democrats are determined to continue advancing the cause of voting rights and conducting oversight to ensure that misleading information does not deter Americans from participating in our democracy and having confidence in the results of our free and fair elections,” Democratic Representative Steny Hoyer stated.
Remember that the Democrats’ theme of “One American-one vote” rests on how they define “American” as they continue to target states like Delaware.
“Democrats are committed to the sacred principle of “one person, one vote”—and we will fight to achieve that principle for every citizen, regardless of race, income, disability status, geography, or English language proficiency. We stand united against the determined Republican campaign to disenfranchise voters through onerous voter ID laws, unconstitutional and excessive purges of the voter rolls, and closures of polling places in low-income neighborhoods, on college campuses, and in communities of color.”
Democrats.org stated that the emphasis on reforming voting regulations “Americans should never have to wait in hours-long lines to exercise their voting rights.”
Therefore, other states should take note of this effort in Delaware.
The Delaware plan is currently facing issues, which is producing instability prior to the November 2021 mid-term elections, which are anticipated to have a high turnout due to the level of hostility directed towards the Democrats by the US populace.
“On Wednesday, Vice Chancellor Nathan Cook of the Delaware Court of Chancery ruled SB 320 unconstitutional. Although in the November general election, those who cannot make it to the polls can still request an absentee ballot and same-day registration is still allowed, mail-in voting will be prohibited,” according to Joseph MacKinnon’s story for The Blaze.
“The statute that permitted vote-by-mail in 2020 expired January 2021. With the now stricken law, Democrats sought to extend and enshrine mail-in voting beyond the pandemic-era statute first ushered in with Carney’s declaration of a state of emergency.
The Democrat speaker of the Delaware state House, Pete Schwartzkopf, stated he didn’t know “whether it’s constitutional or not constitutional, and neither do you guys, or anybody else in here.”
Schwartzkopf suggested that the most prudent course of action would be to hear and pass the bill and then to let subsequent challenges in the courts prompt a conclusive determination as to its constitutionality,” MacKinnon said.
His report states:
Five plaintiffs, represented by Delaware Republican Party Chairwoman Jane Brady and Republican candidate for attorney general Julianne Murray, obliged Schwartzkopf. In July, they filed a lawsuit in Delaware’s Chancery Court.
On July 22, Brady, formerly Delaware’s attorney general, stated, “The Constitution provides you must vote in person on election day unless you qualify under very limited conditions to vote absentee.” Mail-in voting, she said, “violates that requirement, as it allows voting without declaring or meeting any of those limited conditions.”
Brady also had also highlighted how Carney signed the bill into law in a private ceremony on a Friday and accused Democrats of hiding. “They know that many Delawareans do not support mail-in voting.” An additional reason for the stealthy enactment, suggested Brady, was that Democrats “know that it is unconstitutional.”
Hank McCann, the national committeeman for the Delaware Republican Party, stated at the time of the bill’s passage, “When the Democrats failed to get enough votes in the legislature to change our election laws the way the Delaware Constitution mandates, they simply bypassed the Constitution and passed a statute.”
In his ruling, Cook — nominated by Carney earlier this year — wrote that were mail-in voting permitted in the November 8 general election, the result would be “the dilution of constitutional votes with unconstitutional votes.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Although this might otherwise indicate that Cook regards some of the 10,586 absentee and mail-in votes cast for Democrat state auditor in Tuesday’s primary election as “unconstitutional,” WDEL reported that neither the lawsuit nor Cook’s ruling have bearing on the primary election’s results. CONTINUE READING…