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West Virginia AG rips Democrats’ election reform invoice as ‘unconstitutional,’ ‘welfare for politicians’

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The huge election reform measure that Home Democrats handed this week is “welfare for politicians” and “seeks to undermine voter ID legal guidelines,” amongst different “harmful and unconstitutional” measures, West Virginia Lawyer Common Patrick Morrisey informed “America Stories” on Friday.

Morrisey just lately joined 20 Republican state attorneys common in signing a letter denouncing the “For the Folks Act” hours earlier than it handed the Home Wednesday. The measure goals to develop entry to the polls, battle partisan gerrymandering and set up new public funding for congressional races.

MORRISEY: It is a very harmful invoice, and at its core, it is a main energy seize by Congress and by Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi. If you happen to take a look at the Structure, the Structure lays out how elections are going to be set forth. There’s clearly some position for the federal authorities in plenty of the elections. There is a main position for the state authorities. This invoice is making an attempt to wipe out a major quantity of the state’s position in managing elections. What’s that going to do? Primary, it may undermine voter ID, which I believe is important, and it helps to cut back fraud. It is in place in 35 states.


Quantity two, it is truly going to restrict the state’s potential to take inactive voters off the rolls as soon as once more, to offer extra confidence to the American public that individuals who should not be voting aren’t truly attending to the polls in the event that they’re ineligible. And it additionally will chill free speech. That is welfare for politicians. It shouldn’t go the U.S. Senate. If it does, I am ready to file a lawsuit to ensure that this unconstitutional laws is struck down.”


The For the Folks Act of 2021, referred to as H.R. 1, handed by a vote of 220 to 210. No Republicans supported the invoice.


Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., mentioned the laws is required to fight voter suppression efforts, to crack down on corruption and to decrease the affect of massive cash in politics. 

“That is referred to as the ‘For The Folks invoice,'” Pelosi mentioned Wednesday. “And in [passing it], we fight massive, darkish, special- nterest cash in politics and amplify the voice of the American folks.”

Fox Information’ Houston Keene contributed to this report.

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