President Joe Biden decided to add yet another executive order to his long list, by altering the way that the federal government handles our elections, including increasing voting and voter registration access for criminals in prison, and on probation.
The White House distributed a fact sheet and it states “The order will direct the Attorney General to establish procedures to provide educational materials related to voter registration and voting, and to the extent practicable, to facilitate voter registration, for all eligible individuals in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.”
The order also directs the attorney general to help former prisoners obtain appropriate identification to satisfy state voting requirements. Biden is also asking for the U.S. Marshals Service to include language in its contracts to facilitate mail in ballots and provide eligible criminals information on voting and voter registration.
The order also directs heads of every federal agency to prepare a plan in the next 200 days for how their agencies can promote voter registration.
The order further directs federal agencies to take steps to become formal voter registration agencies under the National Voting Rights Act (NVRA). State agencies, such as the departments of motor vehicles, already serve the same function and the NVRA allows for federal agencies to do the same at a state’s request. The executive order directs the federal agencies to assess how they can help with voter registration and to notify states that they are available to help.
Biden’s latest executive order is just one of the attempts for Democrats to fundamentally change how free and fair elections work in this country. HR 1 is just the latest to prove that. HR 1 looks to destroy voter I.D. laws, legalize ballot harvesting, send your tax dollars to politicians’ campaign accounts, allow felons to vote just as Biden’s executive order states, along with minors voting, and accepts absentee ballots ten days after the election.