(Liberty Bell) – Joe Biden issued an executive order back in 2021 that essentially gave the federal government the ability to interfere with US elections under the guise of voter registration efforts.
Just the News has reported that this executive order resulted in the Biden regime launching a massive effort to use federally funded job training and food stamp programs to get new voters registered, skewing Democrat demographic groups such as young adults and Native Americans.
Part of the plan is laid out in an 8-page memo that the Labor Department’s Employment and Training Administration sent out in March to state and local officials responsible for providing training to workers in need of jobs.
The memo gives authorization to use the American Job Center Network, a federally-funded job training program with nearly 2,400 outlets nationwide, to assist in voter registration for workers seeking its services, specifically targeting Native Americans, youth and farm workers, as Just the News explains.
“States may choose to designate American Job Centers (AJCs), a nationwide network of almost 2,400 locally-operated centers providing job training and employment services, as voter registration agencies,” the memo states. “Additionally, some DOL-funded programs operated in and out of AJCs can also assist individual participants in registering to vote.”
The memo openly admits that the Labor Department is using programs created by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act for voter registration purposes. These programs were “designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with skilled workers.”
The Biden regime, however, is outright using them for partisan purposes to affect US elections. It could not be more clear from the memo which also gives explicit authorization for federally funded job training centers to “develop a system for collecting and transporting voter registration forms.”
Not only is this blatant partisanship in the election process on the federal government’s part but it also raises concerns about the chain of custody for sensitive voter information, which the memo attempts to vaguely address.
“Voter registration staff are responsible for protecting voter registration forms; these forms include personal information and should be stored in a safe, secure location until the forms are transferred to election officials to avoid compromising that information.”
Labor officials contend the voter outreach through job training programs is permitted by the 1993 National Voter Registration Act and that it’s simply trying to “share nonpartisan information and resources.”
“Please note: voter registration activities must not influence an applicant’s political preference or party registration, display any political preference or party allegiance, make any statement or take any action to discourage the applicant from registering to vote, nor make any statement or take any action to lead the applicant to believe that a decision to register or not to register has any bearing on the availability of services or benefits,” the memo states.
Republicans in Congress, however, see things differently. Rep. Rodney Davis, who sits on the House Administration Committee, is leading fellow Republicans in voicing concerns over the regime’s practices.
They’re arguing that Biden’s executive order goes over what the law allows and that efforts may be targeting vulnerable Americans in need of jobs in a way that could put pressure on them to register as a Democrat or feel obligated to vote for Democrats.
“As laudable as expanding access to information about voter registration is, it is not under the purview of the more than 180 statutes that authorize DOL and its programs,” Davis wrote Labor Secretary Marty Davis this summer. “… DOL has critical work to do on behalf of workers. It is inappropriate for DOL to turn its attention to issues for which it has not been statutorily directed to undertake.”
Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) told Just the News on Monday that federal agencies are not supposed to be involved in registering voters and that those efforts should be left to the states to handle. Which makes sense considering the US Constitution expressly grants states with the responsibility and power to oversee elections, not the federal government.
Rep. Clyde also believes that the Biden regime’s efforts to register voters should be investigated by Republicans if they win control of the House.
He noted that the efforts of the regime are similar to the 2020 campaign funded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that funneled more than $300 million into local public election offices in blue urban areas and Democratic constituencies for voter registration and outreach efforts.
“The federal government should not be influencing elections,” Clyde told the John Solomon Reports podcast. “And that is what I see happening here. I think it’s very worthy of oversight.”
The Biden regime is clearly targeting specific demographics who are more likely to vote Democrat. It’s a sham partisan effort intended to influence US elections in favor of Democrats and it’s akin to Democrats’ efforts in the 2020 election that ultimately skewed the results.
We knew the Democrats weren’t just going to sit idly by and allow Americans to take away their power and control by engaging in fair and free elections. Democrats can’t win if they don’t cheat and no one knows that better than Democrats themselves.
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