Voters REJOICE – GOP Unveils PERFECT Plan!

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( – On Monday, House Republicans introduced a new version of their election reform legislation, which would push states to alter their election processes. The bill also revises the local election processes in Washington, D.C., and implements changes to the federal campaign finance regulations.

A different version of this legislation was originally introduced last year and was pushed forward by Republicans who have questioned certain aspects of the election process following the 2020 presidential election results. The new legislation is a response to the sweeping election reform legislation from the House Democrats, which would increase the federal administration’s role in election administration.

On Monday, the House Republicans, led by Bryan Steil (R-Wis.), the House Administration Committee Chair, introduced the American Confidence in Elections (ACE) Act, which would introduce new requirements for states that make use of elections-related federal grants. Other changes introduced also include the preservation of election materials, including ballots and ballot envelope images, for 22 months and enabling states to use the federal funds provided for audits and other restrictions on “ballot harvesting.”

It also mandates that the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration provide data to the states that makes it possible to check if a registered voter is a citizen or has passed away.

A different provision blocks 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations from directly giving funds to election boards. This is in part a response to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who donated millions to a nonprofit that provided funds to election boards in 2020. The Republicans claim this has benefited Democratic precincts, which practice many of the election practices the Republicans opposed, including ballot drop boxes.

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