Mike Pence Breaks Silence: Dems’ Election Bill ‘Unconstitutional Power Grab’
By Theodore Bunker | Newsmax.com
Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday criticized the election reform bill proposed by Democrats which he says is “an unconstitutional, reckless, and anti-democratic bill that would erode those foundational principles and could permanently damage our republic.”
In an opinion piece for The Daily Signal, a website associated with The Heritage Foundation where Pence is a fellow, the former vice president claimed that the bill HR 1 “would increase opportunities for election fraud, trample the First Amendment, further erode confidence in our elections, and forever dilute the votes of legally qualified eligible voters.”
Pence goes on to say that “HR 1 mandates the most questionable and abuse-prone election rules nationwide, while banning commonsense measures to detect, deter, and prosecute election fraud.
“The bill would force states to adopt universal mail-in ballots, early voting, same-day voter registration, online voter registration, and automatic voter registration for any individual listed in state and federal government databases, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles and welfare offices, ensuring duplicate registrations and that millions of illegal immigrants are quickly registered to vote.”
He concludes with the statement: “Every citizen deserves the freedom to support, oppose, criticize, or promote the candidates and causes they believe in. And most importantly, the American people must have the utmost confidence that every voice matters, and every vote counts — or democracy cannot survive.”