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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/us/politics/house-democrats-anticorruption-voting-rights.html

WASHINGTON — The House passed the Democrats’ showcase anti-corruption and voting rights legislation on Friday, an expansive measure that aims to dismantle barriers to the ballot box, end big money in politics and impose stricter ethics rules on federal officials.

The sweeping legislation, passed 234-193, makes good on the campaign pledge to clean up Washington that helped catapult Democrats into the majority. It also serves as a campaign platform for Democrats ahead of 2020. It has virtually no chance of passing the Senate.

“It’s a power grab for the American people,” said Representative Zoe Lofgren of California, who leads the House administration committee that shepherded the legislation.

The ambitious compendium, at nearly 700 pages, includes proposals designating Election Day as a federal holiday, automatically registering citizens to vote, and restoring voting rights to people who have served felony sentences. It also creates a six-to-one matching system for donations of up to $200 to congressional and presidential candidates who reject high-dollar contributions, funded by an additional fine on corporations found to have broken the law.
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Republicans arguably have spent more time trying to define the bill — called the For the People Act or H.R. 1, to underscore its primacy — and tear it down than Democrats have spent trying to promote it. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, has branded it the “Democrat Politician Protection Act” in weekly speeches, and pledged not to take up the legislation. The House Republican leader, Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, also criticized the legislation.

“This bill is a massive federal government takeover that would undermine the integrity of our elections,” Mr. McCarthy said in a speech on Friday, in an attack on “this new, Democrat, socialist majority.”

Some of the most debated provisions are intended to reveal who funds online political ads and finances so-called dark-money groups. The Disclose Act, part of the bill, would require super PACs and nonprofit organizations that spend money in elections to disclose the names of donors who contribute more than $10,000. Democrats say such disclosure is broadly popular with voters across the political spectrum.
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“Congress cannot meaningfully address the nation’s significant challenges without first recognizing and acknowledging the undue influence of special interests in our politics,” said Representative Abigail Spanberger, Democrat of Virginia.

Some of those provisions, however, have drawn criticism from both conservative and liberal groups that argue the language is overly broad and would infringe on First Amendment rights. The American Civil Liberties Union urged members to vote against the bill.

Democrats have also used the legislation to make clear that they believe that cleanup must start with the White House, and included several provisions jabbing at the president and homing in on a laundry list of his administration’s alleged ethical abuses.

It would require presidents and vice presidents, as well as candidates for the nation’s highest offices, to release at least 10 years of federal tax returns — Mr. Trump has released none — and it stipulates that inaugural committees must disclose their expenditures.

And an amendment sponsored by Representative Raul Ruiz of California would prohibit federal funds from being spent at businesses owned or controlled by the president, the vice president or any cabinet official. Federal agencies spent about $13 million on four of the Mr. Trump’s trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida in early 2017, according to a report by a nonpartisan congressional watchdog agency issued last month.
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Two other measures also zero in on the costs of administration officials’ travel. One provision would require the Defense Department to regularly report to Congress details of the costs of presidential travel; the other would prohibit political appointees from using federal funds to pay for travel on noncommercial or private flights for official business.

“We must hold our government leaders to the highest standards, and with so many high-profile ethics violations in the past years, it is clear we have failed to do that,” Representative Tom O’Halleran, Democrat of Arizona and the sponsor of the amendments, said in a statement.

Democrats also successfully put down an attempt by Republicans to divide the caucus and tar the legislation with a resolution expressing the sense that “allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.”

Republicans have repeatedly ambushed Democrats — twice successfully — with politically freighted procedural motions in a drive to divide Democrats and draw out vulnerable swing-district members. But determined not to let that taint their signature legislation and fired up by a rousing speech from freshman Representative Max Rose of New York, Democrats held steady.
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And the Turtle has already said they're not going to vote on it in the Senate. What's McConnell afraid of?
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/06/mcconnell-election-reform-bill-1207702
>When asked at a news conference why he wasn’t bringing the House electoral reform bill to the Senate floor, McConnell said, with a grin, "Because I get to decide what we vote on.”
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>Bill automatically registers people to vote
>Cali allows illegals to get licences
>illegals automatically registered
No worries tho guys, democrats totally don't want illegals to vote
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>>366222
Quit being stupid
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>>366223
He's a Republican, they're automatically stupid and want to suppress the people
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>>366223
>there's nothing i can say in defense of this obvious ploy to make election fraud far easier
>better ad hominem

>>366221
>republicans don't want to vote on something politically inconvenient to them
>so the Republican Senate majority decides against bringing it up to vote
Are you new to following politics or just too stupid to understand how the game is played?
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>>366225
>republicans don't want to vote on something politically inconvenient to them
Which would imply that they are against getting money and corruption out of elections because they know if it was a fair playing field they would lose. Oh, I know how the game is played, I just think it's funny that you're defending it.
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>>366225
Oh and maybe if you read the article you would know that:
>Democrats also successfully put down an attempt by Republicans to divide the caucus and tar the legislation with a resolution expressing the sense that “allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.”

So maybe stop reading zerohedge, you fucking retard?
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>>366227
>the bill says it's anti corruption
>therefore it must be anti corruption
>just ignore how much easier it makes election fraud
>r-republicans so corrupt

>>366228
>they wrote down that they don't like illegals voting
>even though their actual actions would make it easier for them to vote
>who'd go and lie as a politician?
>republicans so dumb
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>>366229
>I'm going to keep parroting the line even though I got BTFO
Stay mad retard
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>>366235
Looks like they're the real NPCs and can't think for themselves.
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>>366222
It takes a lot more than just possessing an American driver's license to be registered to vote, otherwise legal residents would be registered to vote right now because they can legally have an American driver's license (and are actually required to have one if they've been here long enough). As far as I know, the illegals in California get their licenses under the same system that legals do, so there is no loophole that allows illegals to vote any more than legal residents.
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>>366243
>It takes a lot more than just possessing an American driver's license to be registered to vote
Many states offer to also use your registration for a drivers license as your registration to vote since they require the same information except for a box for party. Its not a loophole when its an intended function of the system
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>>366254
>Many states offer to also use your registration for a drivers license as your registration to vote since they require the same information except for a box for party. Its not a loophole when its an intended function of the system
California's voter registration form has to be filled out in addition to the driver's license form. It's not something you can do by checking a box on your driver's license. You must then check a box attesting that you are a US citizen and then sign a statement to that effect.
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Total waste of time as the Senate won't even bring it to vote.
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>>366229
>Republicans complaining about election fraud at all
People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
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>>366305
It creates a platform for 2020 that the Democrats can run on and prove that Republicans hate democracy.
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Nice try Dems. No illegal alien votes for you.
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serious question why is the /news/ board full of petty redditors, like dominated by them, this board and only this one
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>>366359
90% of it is the same obsessive schizoid
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A symbolic act they knew would be DOA at the senate. the democrats are just sitting there holding the ball and doing nothing while trying to show off how important they are. They've used up 2 of 24 months that they hold the house for and they accomplished exactly nothing so far. I'm really looking forward to another 22 months of symbolic do-nothing acts that aint worth the paper they're printed on.
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>>366359
Kek what is /mlp/ for 500$.also get back to your containment board you child raping Republican WHERE IN MAR A LEGO ARE YOU HIDING THE CHILDREN YOU STOLE?DID YOU TRAFFIC THEM?ANSWER YOU DEMON THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU?WHAT IS YOUR REAL NAME?
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>>366359
>>366366
there is at least a group of trannies that come here who coordinate from a a discord server to try and push their liberal views, they (or someone) has posted screenshots of their discord server before in /qa/
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>>366609
Where are the children you fuck.where are the Republicans taking them?to drink their blood,mkultra,I'll fucking fry your balls in pig fat I swear on me mum you blighter!
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>>366609
Off topic, please attempt to continue defending Republicans trying to make it harder to vote
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>>366620
>please attempt to continue defending Republicans trying to make it harder for illegal immigrants to vote
FTFY

Also, no problem!
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bump to piss off flooder
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bump
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>>367163
lol u studid as sh*t to bump thread to bump thread
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It's dead on arrival in the senate.

They should just pass it piecemeal.

Independent commission responsible for districting and a national holiday on election day should be pretty easy sells to most Americans.

Bundled with some of the relatively recondite stuff about campaign finance it makes it easier for Republicans to obfuscate the potential benefit of the legislation.
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>>367288
Republicans will block everything. And that's the point, it shows how Republicans want to cripple our democracy. Which gives democrats an issue to campaign on

>Independent commission responsible for districting and a national holiday on election day should be pretty easy sells to most Americans.
That would reduce Republican's power, they'd never allow it.
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>>366606
>dems pass bill in the house they control that would make government morr democratic
>arrives in repub controlled senate
>dies because republicans are corrupt
>this is dems' fault
As other anons have said, it provides a platform to run on. Republicans will say it registers illegals to vote, but if the dems prove to the majority of their constituents the Republicans are lying; democrats will gain seats in the senate. It only seems pointless because you aren't thinking long term
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Everyone has the right to vote. Illegals, Dead People, Pets.
Only Democrats understand this.
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>>367365
Gr8 b8 m8
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>>367370
Shut up you racist asshole.
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>>367372
Throwing a fishing pole into the water does not count as baiting.
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>>366213
>It also creates a six-to-one matching system for donations of up to $200 to congressional and presidential candidates who reject high-dollar contributions,
So if a neo-nazi is running for Congress out of his trailer park, and some Charlotte'sville guy cuts him a check for 200$, the government would be sending 1000-1200$ to the campaign of a neo-nazi?
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>>367374
Says who.
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>>367379
Are you going to catch a fish that way?
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>>367380
WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT YOU RETARDED NIGGER
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>>367381
How many fishing poles do you have?
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The less people who vote the better. The democrats always try to push for dumber and less informed people to vote. Coincidence?
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>>367385
Riiiight, we should listen to the perfectly rational smart people who want to bring about the end of the world because a book said so.
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>>367387
Your antisemitism is showing.
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the simple solution to voter fraud is making it so people cannot live in the us without a national id card.
phone number=national ID number
primary checking account=national ID number
email=national ID number @ busness ID number.com
insurance ID # = national ID #
mail = marked with national ID number (undeliverable without national ID number)
job application = one question what is your national ID number
welfare/snap = just put your national ID in the chip slot
etc.
ID.gov = one stop place to check what accounts or other things have been tied to you number
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>>366318
America was never supposed to be a pure democracy. It was intended to be a federal republic with reasonable restrictions on the franchise.

But fuck all that let those felons and foreigners vote.
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>>367389
Your nose is showing.
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>>366222
Oh no! The imaginary problem of voter fraud! Good thing the political party notorious for election rigging is the majority in the senate.
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>>369115
>national id card
States' Rights Republicans rejected this back in the Nineties. Eternal non-starter.
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>>369176
I thought they had the house?
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>>369191
perhaps, but things change and we are slowly inching closer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_ID_Act
https://www.dhs.gov/real-id
https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs
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>>369203
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/27/politics/north-carolina-political-fraud-indictment/index.html
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>>367364
wow you have it all figured out the dems are gonna win its clear as day!
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Just more socialist crap, just do as I say not as I do.
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Do you actually think the democrats/socialist would try to pass a law the would affect them in anyway. Just another one sided crap fest.
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https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/c/c3/L3-2.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20180905051232

We will get Workers' Rights!
We will get Freedom and liberation!
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>>369136
>reasonable restrictions on the franchise
what restrictions in place are reasonable and have a positive effect on the elections?
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>>369250
>republicans not bringing bills up for vote is the dems fault and thats a good thing! and heres why
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>>369465
>>369467
how is this in any way bad for the voter? why would you defend republicans looking out only for themselves by blocking what is good for the voter?



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