Tulsi Gabbard Takes A Stand For Democracy With New Bill That Fellow Democrats Are Sure To Hate
(Tea Party 247) – Not all Democrats are deranged. House Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has proven to be a rare reasonable and level-headed leftist. She is also exactly the kind of woman you would have thought the “pro-woman,” “pro-minority,” Dems would have loved in the White House but it turns out the left is all talk and no walk.
In light of the latest bill Gabbard is working to get passed, we can see why the Dems can’t stand her. Gabbard, along with Republican Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), has introduced a bill that would make the voter-gathering technique known as “ballot harvesting” illegal. This bipartisan legislation’s timing is crucial considering the lengths the Democrats have been willing to go in order to utilize this technique which Gabbard says is “ripe for fraud.”
“Banning ballot harvesting is not a partisan issue. It’s been used & abused in states like North Carolina and California & is ripe for fraud,” Gabbard tweeted Friday with a video of her explaining the bipartisan bill she and Davis introduced to federally ban the practice.
The bill, known as the Election Fraud Prevention Act, is designed “to protect the integrity of our elections & our democracy,” Gabbard wrote.
“We’re getting closer to Election Day now and it is critical to remember that the strength of our democracy lies in the integrity of our elections,” Gabbard says in the video. “Every one of us has to have faith that our vote will count.
“But right now, there are still many states in our country that allow for something called ballot harvesting,” she continued, going on to explain the process.
Banning ballot harvesting is not a partisan issue. It's been used & abused in states like North Carolina and California & is ripe for fraud.
— Tulsi Gabbard(@TulsiGabbard) September 18, 2020
“This is a system that allows for third parties to collect and deliver ballots for other people, potentially large numbers of people,” the Hawaii lawmaker said. “Unfortunately, ballot harvesting has allowed for fraud and abuse to occur by those who could tamper with or discard ballots to try and sway an election for or against a certain candidate or party.”
She said it doesn’t matter whether Americans are voting by mail or in person, “no one should get in between a voter and the ballot box.”
BizPac Review has more details:
Gabbard said some states have banned the practice of ballot harvesting and some have allowed it, adding that there have been instances where the process has been used to defraud elections.
“Our bipartisan bill protects the chain of custody for every one of our ballots by prohibiting funding from going to states that allow this practice,” Gabbard — who is also an officer in the Hawaii Army National Guard — said, adding that it also encourages states to end the harvesting practice.
The legislation comes as Democrat-leaning courts in California and the swing states of Michigan and Pennsylvania issued rulings late in the week that, according to critics, change state laws regarding balloting.
California will count ballots that arrive as late as 17 days after Election Day.
Court just ruled Michigan must count for 14 days!
And Pennsylvania court ruled that ballots WITHOUT postmarks can be counted up to three days after Election Day! #VoterFraud https://t.co/UpVlmfmaSc
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) September 19, 2020
— California: While no Republican presidential candidate has won the state since then-Vice President George H. W. Bush in 1988, there are a number of competitive congressional districts that some Republicans believe were ‘stolen’ by Democratic ballot harvesting in 2018.
Former Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, explained in his recent book “Power Grab” that Democrats took eight seats from the GOP two years ago using ballot harvesting.
— Michigan: On Friday, Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens ruled that ballots can be counted 14 days after the Nov. 3 election despite the fact that state law “requires them to be received by the time polls close on Election Day,” ABC News reported.
“The evidence in this case stands uncontroverted and establishes that the mail system is currently fraught with delays and uncertainty in light of the COVID-19 pandemic,” she ruled in overriding the law.
— Pennsylvania: The state Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that ballots received up to three days after Election Day must be counted, though state law says they cannot be if they are received after Election Day.
In addition, the court ruled ballots that do not have postmarks will also be counted.
The ballots “received within this period that lack a postmark or other proof of mailing, or for which the postmark or other proof of mailing is illegible, will be presumed to have been mailed by Election Day unless a preponderance of the evidence demonstrates that it was mailed after Election Day,” the court ruled.
The state high court also kicked the Green Party candidate off the November ballot, claiming it did not fulfill technical requirements in a decision conservative critics blasted as helpful to Democrats because Green Party voters tend to be very liberal.
Democrats are working overtime to steal this election right in front of our very faces. It’s good to know that not all Dems are on board with this blatant effort to undermine our Democracy but, disturbingly, most of them are.
This is yet another reason why it is crucial for President Trump to fill the empty SCOTUS seat. If the Supreme Court has to get involved, America can’t risk it going to a 4-4 deadlocked panel.
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