Is HR1 a power grab?

In my opinion, H.R.1 is quite possibly the worst and most blatant power grab bill introduced, ever! Already passed in the house by the democrats, who of course introduced the bill to begin with, we can only hope it will fail in the Senate or we will soon be a single party country in practice. What say you?

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For everyone’s reference, here’s a link to the H.R. 1 page: H.R.1 - 117th Congress (2021-2022): For the People Act of 2021 | Congress.gov | Library of Congress

Interesting summary… I will personally be watching this one.

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It’s a “shake my dang head” bill. It’s so crooked political parties can rig any, and all elections.

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Absolutely a power grab.
We need to put something like this into the constitution:
"The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, "
Just saying

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Well, the way I feel about voting is that if you want to be an active supporter of our government you have to get off your lazy but to vote. Disabled and active duty military are different. Also two man/woman control should be codified in every states law. Federal too. A member of each party should be present with full view. Counts should be mandated close by the day of the election since the technology exists. If dead Democrats can vote so can dead Republicans can vote too.

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Not that the Constitution seems to matters much to the current administration and congress, but, it is clearly a power grab and, in my opinion, unconstitutional. The legislatures of the states prescribe the times, places and manners of holding elections pursuant to Article I, Section 4 of the Constitution.

This bill would potentially reduce the voting age to 16, make DC a state, require online, mail-in and same day, automatic voter registration and trivialize the requirement to provide proof of eligibility to vote, amongst a slew of other things.

Admission of DC as a state is a huge deal. It will add 2 senators and acquire 1-2 reps in the house. DC is not a state because the Constitution does not allow it to be a state as the district where the Capitol is located. Keep in mind that DC used to be part of MD and VA. It once included Alexandria VA but that was returned to VA. Frankly, if they want to give full rights to the people who live in DC, they land should go back to the respective states of VA and MD. Thee is no need to create another state.

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Agree with you, Mike.
Ask any lib–that pesky old document just needs to go away.

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Our politi-critters are just disgusting these days, especially those on the left. I’m not a fan of the Rep’s these days but at least they don’t propose legislation that damages our country. “We the people” no longer have power in this country.

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