Biden, Soros spearhead efforts against election integrity ahead of midterms
A proposed constitutional amendment in Michigan by a Soros-funded group would prevent both strict voter ID requirement and a ban on private donations to election officials from being enacted.
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- executive order to all federal agencies
- Housing and Urban Development
- Health and Human Services
- Promote the Vote submitted nearly 670,000 voter signatures
- new Michigan constitutional amendment to be placed on the ballot
- George Soros gave nearly $10 million
- gave $250,000 to Promote the Vote in 2018
- recommended in 2018 that donors invest millions of dollars into the Sixteen Thirty Fund
While federal agencies under the Biden administration are seeking to increase voter registration and turnout, a group linked to left-wing megadonor George Soros is pushing for a constitutional amendment in the battleground state of Michigan that would allow Zuckerbucks to be used in election administration.
Biden issued an executive order to all federal agencies in March 2021, instructing them to send him "a strategic plan outlining the ways identified under this review that the agency can promote voter registration and voter participation."
The order gave agency heads 200 days to determine how their public services could be used as voter registration agencies, and directed them to notify the states in which their agencies provide such services that they "would agree to designation as a voter registration agency."
Earlier this year, departments such as Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, and Labor turned their assisted housing centers, public health centers, and American Job Centers, respectively, into voter registration agencies.
Federal agencies participating in voter turnout efforts "is wrong" because they will target who they want to turn out to vote, "and government can't be engaged in that process" because it's "partisan politics," Phill Kline, director of The Amistad Project, told Just the News.
Meanwhile, with midterm elections approaching in November, a left-leaning organization called Promote the Vote submitted nearly 670,000 voter signatures — more than the roughly 425,000 required — for a new Michigan constitutional amendment to be placed on the ballot in the November election.
The amendment would "require state-funded postage for absentee applications and ballots"; "require state-funded absentee-ballot drop boxes"; allow voters to be sent an absentee ballot for every election by requesting it on an absentee ballot application; and "require 9 days of early in-person voting."
It would also prevent enactment of both strict voter ID requirements and a ban on private donations to election officials, following approval of such safeguards by the Michigan Legislature before the legislation was vetoed by the governor.
Michigan currently doesn't allow early voting, but requires election officials to accept, in at least one location, absentee ballots during business hours and for at least eight hours on the Saturday and/or Sunday prior to an election, the Detroit Free Press reported.
The signatures submitted by Promote the Vote must be reviewed by the Board of State Canvassers to determine the petition's validity before certifying the petition and placing the amendment on the ballot, with the deadline to do so being two months prior to the November election.
Soros gave nearly $10 million in 2019 to the Sixteen Thirty Fund, which gave $250,000 to Promote the Vote in 2018.
The left has "become very supportive and open to billionaires" influencing U.S. elections, Kline said Tuesday. He argued this is dangerous to the democratic process, as candidates receiving funding from Soros would be beholden to him, and that "unless action is taken, we'll reach a crisis where Americans no longer have faith in elections."
The left, he added, is "trying to enshrine in law all the problems in the 2020 election" because its focus is not on "running the government objectively, but obtaining power."
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