For the People Legislation Inept Cookie Cutter Act

CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 13, 2021)—the For the People legislation is an inept cookie cutter legislation.  Today, President Joe Biden is expected to deliver remarks Tuesday on voting rights.  The For the People Act lacks the support in the U.S. Senate for passage.  The Act requires States to provide secured drop boxes for voted absentee ballots in elections for Federal office.  But the Act treads on States rights to hold elections.  The Act also seeks to extend State rights to the City of Washington, D.C.–in violation of the Constitution.

Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution creates certain rules to govern how Congress makes law. Its first Clause—known as the Origination Clause—requires all bills for raising revenue to originate in the House of Representatives. … Any other type of bill may originate in either the Senate or the House.  

“Speaking for those who believed in states‘ rightsJefferson argued that the Constitution expressly enumerates all the powers belonging to the federal government and reserves all other powers to the states.”

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

States‘ rights are political powers held for the state governments rather than the federal government according to the United States Constitution, reflecting especially the enumerated powers of Congress and the Tenth Amendment– the For the People Act violates states rights.

President Joe Biden faced backlash over comparing diversity in Black, Latino communities during the 2017 Presidential Election “By the way, what you all know but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things,” Biden said to a Latina reporter from National Public Radio in an interview.

All voters do not vote alike or think alike.  States implements different methods when outreaching to voters.  There are several variations in electoral systems–the most common systems  are first-past-the-post voting,

Block Voting, the two-round (runoff) system, proportional representation and ranked voting.

“There is no way to deter, contain, or correct computer hacking in BMDs,” wrote leading voting security experts Andrew Appel of Princeton University, Richard DeMillo of Georgia Tech and Philip Stark of the University of California, Berkeley. “These are the essential security flaws of BMDs.”

“It’s going to be very hard to correct misinformation this year as quickly as the misinformation spreads,” said Matt Blaze, a Georgetown University computer science and law professor who is one of the country’s leading voting security experts.

 

Source: Politico contributed to the article.

 

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