How terrified is the Biden-Harris administration of enhanced election integrity laws? So scared that they are brandishing the Department of Justice as a weapon against the very states that comprise our nation. Biden’s AG Merrick Garland appeared before the press on June 11th and delivered a veiled threat, draped in the trappings and thinly stretched moralism of always widening the right to vote, making a straw-man argument we’ve heard too many times. That by securing the vote and ensuring that ONLY legal votes are cast, Republicans are somehow impairing the right to vote
His comments were verbose and lengthy, what Winston Churchill would call a press release that “by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.” But within lies an implicit threat aimed at every state’s Legislators, Governors, and Attorneys General, plain as words on the page. We’ve taken the trouble to highlight the most troubling portions.
The Biased AG Office’s Threat To The States
Attorney-General Garland told the press,
“So again, the Civil Rights Division is going to need more lawyers. Accordingly, today I am announcing that – within the next thirty days – we will double the division’s enforcement staff for protecting the right to vote.
We will use all existing provisions of the Voting Rights Act, the National Voter Registration Act, the Help America Vote Act, and the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act to ensure that we protect every qualified American seeking to participate in our democracy.
We are scrutinizing new laws that seek to curb voter access, and where we see violations, we will not hesitate to act. (Editorial Note: This statement is objectively false. Failing to secure our elections as many states did in 2020 ‘curbs voter access’ by cancelling out valid votes with invalid ones. In enhancing election integrity and securing the voting process we actually improve ‘voter access’.)
We are also scrutinizing current laws and practices in order to determine whether they discriminate against Black voters and other voters of color. Particularly concerning in this regard are several studies showing that, in some jurisdictions, nonwhite voters must wait in line substantially longer than white voters to cast their ballots. (Editorial Note: Time spent waiting in line does not represent an impediment, but rather a logistical challenge for each voting district which should be [and typically is] addressed at the State level.)
We will apply the same scrutiny to post-election audits, to ensure they abide by federal statutory requirements to protect election records and avoid the intimidation of voters.
In that regard, we will publish guidance explaining the civil and criminal statutes that apply to post-election audits.
And we will likewise publish guidance with respect to early voting and voting by mail.
And because the upcoming redistricting cycle will likely be the first since 1960 to proceed without the key preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act, we will publish new guidance to make clear the voting protections that apply to all jurisdictions as they redraw their legislative maps.
Under the supervision of the Deputy and Associate Attorneys General, the department will implement its responsibility under Presidential Executive Order 14019, Promoting Access to Voting. Those include ensuring access to voter registration for eligible individuals in federal custody. They also include assisting other federal agencies in expanding voter registration opportunities, as permitted by law.”
But hang on just a second… it gets so very, very much worse. Do you remember a time when the Department of Justice wouldn’t take a position on political controversies and actually prided themselves on being “above politics”?
Well blink and you might’ve missed this one, but AG Merrick Garland officially endorsed S.1 and HR 1, the Democrat’s long dreamt of total restructuring of our voting laws in a federalized election system. One that would conveniently assure their total dominance for generations to come. It is quite literally impossible for Garland to make a more partisan stance than this.
“We will also work with Congress to provide all necessary support as it considers federal legislation to protect voting rights. Although we will not wait for that legislation to act, we must be clear-eyed: the Shelby County decision eliminated critical tools for protecting voting rights.
And, as the President has said, we need Congress to pass S.1 and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, which would provide the department with the tools it needs.
Mark down the date folks, on June 11th, 2021 the Department of Justice dropped all pretense of being an apolitical body and began to be the open and unashamed enforcement arm of the Democrat-Socialist regime.