The debate over H.R. 1/S1, officially known as the “For the People Act of 2021,” will rage on until the bill is either passed or rejected — and probably even after.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has been making his thoughts on the proposed bill very well known to the point that no one would wonder how he feels about it.
This is the most dangerous legislation that’s ever been considered by the Rules Committee. It is in the House H.R. 1. It is in the Senate S1. That means it was the very first bill that was submitted by [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrats, the very first bill that was submitted by [Senate Majority Leader] Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and the Democrats, it is their number one priority.
Pause for a minute and reflect that the top priority of the Democrats is not COVID-19, it’s not immunizations, it’s not getting people back to work, it’s not reopening schools and getting millions of kids in the classroom. It is locking in power for the Democrats for the next 100 years. That is their overarching priority.
How does it do this?
The ‘Corrupt Politicians Act’ mandates automatic voter registration whenever anyone has an interaction with the government, whether they have an interaction getting a welfare check, an unemployment check, whether they have a driver’s license from the DMV, whether they attend a public university, everyone is registered. This is intended to and will register to vote millions of illegal aliens.
For Cruz's full comments, watch below:
According to the summary of the “For the People Act of 2021” on congress.gov, the bill states the following:
This bill addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government.
Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls.
The bill requires states to establish independent redistricting commissions to carry out congressional redistricting.
Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, supporting states in securing their election systems, developing a national strategy to protect U.S. democratic institutions, establishing in the legislative branch the National Commission to Protect United States Democratic Institutions, and other provisions to improve the cybersecurity of election systems.
Further, the bill addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosure of campaign-related fundraising and spending, requiring additional disclaimers regarding certain political advertising, and establishing an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices.
The bill addresses ethics in all three branches of government, including by requiring a code of conduct for Supreme Court Justices, prohibiting Members of the House from serving on the board of a for-profit entity, and establishing additional conflict-of-interest and ethics provisions for federal employees and the White House.
The bill requires the President, the Vice President, and certain candidates for those offices to disclose 10 years of tax returns.
So, for the politicians that have put forth this bill, “election integrity” means limiting “removing voters from voter rolls” and expanding “vote-by-mail,” among other provisions that make it easier for anyone — legal citizen or not — to register and vote in U.S. elections.
Also, H.R. 1 states that it will prohibit “identification requirement as condition of obtaining ballot” and the “requirement to provide notarization or witness signature as condition of obatining or casting ballot.”
In other words, if H.R. 1 becomes law, it will prohibit voter identification laws and erase the need to provide a signature under the watch of a witness.