16 trillion dollars in debt, but Sen. Mark Warner wants to fund new spending! And for what? What amounts to a federal takeover of elections!
Free money to states if they impose Warner’s ideas, including:
Same-day registration – show up at the polls as a complete stranger and register to vote, and then vote, and disappear into the night.
Early voting, at a minimum of 9 of the 10 calendar days preceding an election – Because people who are too busy to vote in November have a whole lot of free time in October.
Providing no-excuse absentee voting – for the “I can’t make it just because” voter
Providing assistance to voters who do not speak English as a primary language – not sure if these requirements will be in their original German or not.
Providing formal training of election officials, including State and county administrators and volunteers – because the Federal Government’s top priority is to fund classes for people who work one day a year.
And to pay for this, Warner plans to add to the National debt. (not that the Senate ever actually passes a budget, so this is a moot point anyway, but the effort to spend more money is there).
Warner calls his federal expansion of bribery the “FAST voting act” – as if the Senate knows anything about fast voting.
It’s yet another power grab from the federal government to make states even less in control of elections.
Democrats used to complain about that. I guess they only mind that when they lose.