House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s power grab in a post-Donald Trump White House isn’t going as planned.
Fresh off the heels of her failed attempt to overturn an Iowa congressional race she’s now catching flak for pushing what critics are calling a “federal government takeover” of U.S. elections.
Pelosi his spearheading the “For the People Act,” a bill aimed at tightening federal authority over elections in America.
The bill will reportedly give millions of felons the right to vote, restrict states’ right to redraw congressional districts and dramatically increase federal oversight of elections. The experts say the majority of these changes are expected to take place by the November 2022 general election.
But not every Democrat is a fan of the bill.
New Hampshire secretary of state Bill Gardner publicly blasted the effort by Pelosi.
“… what’s good for Speaker Pelosi in California is bad for us in New Hampshire,” he said.
He’s not taking too kindly to the bill and how it would effect New Hampshire laws.
“Speaker Pelosi is once again attacking our state by using federal authority through H.R. 1 by rendering articles of our own state constitution null and void,” he added.
Gardner — who overseas the elections in the state of New Hampshire — claims that the controversial bill will only lead to more federal election interference.
But he’s not alone.
According to a New York Times report, many Democrats below the surface are quietly disagreeing about the bill.
Sen. Joe. Manchin, D-W.V., in particular says he wants nothing to do with the bill.
“Pushing through legislation of this magnitude on a partisan basis may garner short-term benefits, but will inevitably only exacerbate the distrust that millions of Americans harbor against the U.S. government.”
That distrust Manchin speaks of has loomed large ever since the November 2020 election, which saw Americans lose trust in the voting system perhaps like never before.
Pelosi is attempting to take advantage of the fallout to push a dramatic overhaul.
But even her fellow Democrats see right through it.
The Horn editorial team