In May 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order directing federal agencies to turn into the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, “a strategic plan that outlines the ways identified in this review that the agency can promote voter registration and voter participation.”
Experts say that Series may violate a number of federal laws. Not only could the act violate federal laws against using funds for purposes not authorized by Congress, but the provision politicizes the election process itself. (RELATED: Democrats Tried to Sabotage North Carolina Election with Aggressive Methods, Third-Party Candidate, Analysts Claim)
In September of that year, the executive order was issued, the White House issued a “newsletter” detailing the ways federal agencies were complying with the order. In the newsletter, the White House called the order a “call to action across the administration” for the election.
Joe Biden said during this speech that those who disagree with his election federalization bill are “enemies within” and are on the side of George Wallace, Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis.
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— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 11, 2022
“Employees across the federal government carrying out President Joe Biden’s executive order directing them to interfere in state elections are likely all to be violating the Anti-Incompetence Act, short of interfering with the election process and using federal funds for something which seems to be correct. – a no-vote operation for the party in power in the White House,” said a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation and former commissioner at the Federal Election Commission Hans von Spakowski. (RELATED: Biden Calls for Ending Filibuster to Pass Election Law)
The Law against deficiency prohibits the use of federal funds beyond those authorized by Congress. Federal employees who violate the anti-shortage law are subject to jail time, fines, and suspension without pay.
Tonight, Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden led the left in an effort to blow up Senate rules to federalize elections. They want to silence Americans and ban voter ID.
The states – not the radicals in Washington – must retain control of our elections.
— Senator Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) January 20, 2022
But Biden’s order calls on federal employees to use their agencies’ funds to “promote voter registration and voter participation.” (RELATED: VON SPAKOWSKI: Democrats Vote ‘Entitlement’ Agenda Is A Thinly Veiled Attempt To Nationalize Our Elections)
The mandate essentially accomplishes by executive action what could not be accomplished by legitimate legislative means. The so-called “For The People Act” failed in the Senate in June last yearwhich, among other things, will eliminate voter ID laws of most states.
After the Democrats’ voting rights legislation failed, Vice President Kamala Harris revealed the Democrats’ alternative strategy. Since the legislation had not worked, the Biden administration resorted to executive orders. (RELATED: ‘If I Can Finish’: VP Harris Tested After NBC Host Says It’s ‘Amazing’ Biden Doubts US Election)
“And then it’s a matter of continuing to do the executive order work, doing the work through the Department of Justice, which has litigated these cases in the various states.” Harris told CBS News“because we believe they are a violation of the spirit of the United States Constitution.”
Democratic narratives of “voter suppression” are a “big lie” used to “facilitate cheating” in elections, Hans von Spakowski said. https://t.co/T0CO8NHHfx
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 13, 2022
Republican Rep. Ted Budd of North Carolina has introduced a bill to combat just that.
“The legislation would prevent the Biden administration from using the power, resources and reach of the federal executive branch and federal offices located in states across the country to engage in voter registration and mobilization efforts designed to benefit Democrats. ». according to Budd’s website.
Russ Vought, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and president of the Center for Renewing America (CWA), wrote a letter to current OMB Director Shalanda Young criticizing the mandate for its federal overreach.
“What we have seen so far is deeply worrying. Some of these plans call for the agencies to spend federal taxpayer funds or other resources and work with pre-approved outside organizations to satisfy the Biden administration’s directive to participate in voter registration efforts.” the letter was read.
The letter notes that these actions are in direct conflict with the Anti-Deficiencies Act.
The provision also violates the Hatch Act, which prohibits public employees from engaging in partisan political activity.
Stewart Whitson, former FBI supervisory agent he told the Daily Signal that the circumstances under which the anti-deficiency law was passed are “strikingly similar” to the acts now encouraged by Biden’s order.
“It was based on a 1939 scandal where the national Democratic Party was using the government to get more votes,” he said. (RELATED: ‘Potential Hatch Act Violations’: DOJ Inspector General Refers Top FBI Agent to Office of Special Counsel)
“Executive Order 14019 appears to be designed to target voters who are more likely to vote Democratic,” Whitson continued. “Voter participation means voter mobilization. If federal employees are in the business of getting people to the polls, that’s political activity.”
Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney of New York told the Daily Signal, “We are looking into possible violations of the Hatch Act.”
“We have these former political operatives now, and actually even government agencies, engaging in political operations to get votes, which are roles that are reserved for the states and not for these federal agents.”
Biden’s executive order requires federal employees to engage in potentially illegal and partisan activity. As many experts point out, the order is a potential violation of both the Anti-Deficiency Act and the Hatch Act. Unable to get its election law dreams through the legislative process, the Biden administration is resorting to massive government overreach.