Biden taps ‘border czar’ Kamala Harris to lead WH effort to ‘expand voter rights’

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In what reads like a bad joke, President Joe Biden appointed Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the White House effort to expand voting rights — which is more or less code for having as wide open a process as possible, with few controls.

But then, that pretty much describes our southern border with Mexico under this administration, where a humanitarian crisis continues to fester with virtually zero media interest. A crisis Harris was tapped to address well over two months ago by the president and she has yet to hold a news conference or even visit the border — she did identify climate change as a contributing factor to the sea of humanity that began flowing to America days before Biden was sworn in.

Biden made the announcement while in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Tuesday to read the words his progressive handlers put before him to mark the 100th anniversary of the Black Wall Street massacre in the city, with a special emphasis on the “darkness” of our past.

He urged voting rights groups “to begin to redouble their efforts now to register and educate voters,” declaring June “a month of action on Capitol Hill.”

“Early this year, the House of Representatives passed For the People Act to protect our democracy,” Biden said. “The Senate will take it up later this month, and I’m going to fight like heck with every tool in my disposal for its passage.”

(Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has rightfully labeled it a “terrible bill,” suggesting a filibuster may be in order.)

“The House is also working on the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, which is critical to providing new legal tools to combat the new assault on the right to vote,” Biden said. “To signify the importance of our efforts, today I’m asking Vice President Harris to help these efforts and lead them among her many other responsibilities. With her leadership, and your support, we’re going to overcome again. I promise you, but it’s going to take a hell of a lot of work.”

With Democrats reaping the rewards of exploiting the pandemic to manipulate the electoral process, some Republican states have taken up an effort to better ensure the integrity of our elections — which is what Biden called a “new assault.”

“This sacred right is under assault with incredible intensity like I’ve never seen,” he said, of the voting process.

Despite the persistent claims from Democrats about voter oppression, a ploy used to demonize Republicans as racists, Americans have never enjoyed greater access to the polls than today. Many of the red states falling under criticism, like Georgia, offer more access than blue states, such as Biden’s home state of Delaware.

“In the days and weeks ahead, I will engage the American people, and I will work with voting rights organizations, community organizations, and the private sector to help strengthen and uplift efforts on voting rights nationwide,” Harris said in a statement. “And we will also work with members of Congress to help advance these bills.”

The corrupt media is billing the For the People Act as sweeping reforms to protect voters’ rights and increase election security, but it’s anything but.

“Democrats are telling you that HR1 will secure elections — they’re counting on Americans not doing their homework. The bill’s provisions speak for themselves: Override voter ID requirements; prohibit voter list maintenance; mandate same-day voter registration that will make elections harder to secure; and more,” U.S. Reps. Chris Stewart and Paul Ray, both of Utah, wrote Tuesday in a joint op-ed.

The legislation, which passed in the House by just 8 votes, with even a Democrat voting against it, looks to expand federal control over elections, expand absentee and mail-in voting, and establish ballot drop boxes, which allows for the controversial act of ballot harvesting. It also lessens identification requirements.

It was through the Democrats’ wide expansion of mail-in voting with few controls that Joe Biden sits in the White House today, many a critic will argue.

Tom Tillison

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