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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following opinion editorial written by Pete Hutchison and published by WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM:

The latest House Democratic coronavirus bill, the offensively named HEROES Act, is a cornucopia of the progressive left’s punch list for fundamentally transforming the United States.

Nestled within the bill’s nearly 2,000 pages and among its $3 trillion is the “American Coronavirus/COVID-19 Election Safety and Security Act.” The so-called ACCESS Act is a clear and present danger to election integrity and to the sanctity of the franchise. In short, the proposal nationalizes election laws, is devoid of any election integrity protections, and sweeps aside any conflicting state election laws.

The article goes on to state the following:

The bill requires all states and all local election officials to come up with “contingency plans” for times of national health emergency or natural disaster. The bill gives each election supervisor 30 days to come up with his or her plan. Failure to do so subjects them to enforcement action by the U.S. and much worse, to private suits by “aggrieved parties,” aka, the American Civil Liberties Union and other leftist special interest groups who regularly swim in these waters. (These groups are already filing lawsuits from coast to coast, demanding that judges set aside any and all protection, no matter how reasonable and no matter how easily accommodated to ensure voter and poll worker health and safety.)

Hutchison notes in his op-ed that the bill would shove individual state laws aside and require every state to provide 15 days of early voting, same-day voter registration (including same-day online registration), and electronic signatures rather than actual signatures.

“The bill would also prohibit the use of any voter identification requirements, including photo identification or other identification documents,” he noted.

He provides a list of special requirements for absentee voting, and then reveals the “most outrageous and dangerous” provision of all: The act requires that every voting jurisdiction mail an absentee ballot to every registered voter for the November presidential election.

Hutchison warns: “Senate Republicans are calling this bill “dead on arrival.” But experience teaches that what Republicans mean is that it is “mostly dead.” Some or even many of the Democrats’ dangerous proposals may survive weak-kneed Senate opposition.”

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