Democrats Use Loopholes, Government Power to Maximize Votes Ahead of 2024

Ben Weingarten of Real Clear Wire writes that progressives are using legal loopholes and the power of the federal government to maximize Democrat votes in the 2024 election at taxpayers' expense. Here are some ways he suggests they are doing this:

  1. Voter registration and mobilization campaigns by ostensibly nonpartisan charities that target Democrats using demographic data as proxies.
  2. The Biden administration's unprecedented demand that every federal agency "consider ways to expand citizens' opportunities to register to vote and to obtain information about, and participate in, the electoral process."
  3. Efforts by left-leaning charities to register voters, deliver them the ballots, and harvest the votes necessary to defeat Donald Trump.
  4. Democrat-leaning nonprofits have become magnets for funds from wealthy donors and abundantly endowed private foundations that are prohibited from engaging in partisan activities.
  5. These organizations are alleged to violate the law by registering and mobilizing demographics that tend to vote disproportionately Democratic behind a veil of non-partisanship democracy promotion.
  6. During the 2020 election, for example, the Voter Participation Center solicited millions of ballot applications in swing states — many of them prefilled for respondents. This nonprofit, like its peers, is clear that it isn't targeting just any voters, but what it and progressive activists have dubbed a "New American Majority" of "young people, people of color, and unmarried women."
  7. Heading into 2024, "there is not a 'shadow' campaign," said Mike Howell, executive director of the Heritage Foundation's Oversight Project. "There is an overt assault on President Trump and those who wish to vote for him occurring at every level of government and with the support of all major institutions."
  8. Election experts view such activities as potentially decisive. "Nonpartisanship' and 'charitable' voter registration and get-out-the-vote groups' are the Democratic Party's 'electioneering super-weapons'," said Parker Thayer, an analyst with the conservative-oriented Capital Research Center in Washington, D.C.

Of these, Thayer sees the Everybody Votes Campaign as of paramount importance. Born of a plan "commissioned by [Hillary] Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, funded by the Democratic Party's biggest donors, and coordinated with cut-throat Democratic consultants," Thayer writes in an extensive analysis of the group's efforts, "the Everybody Votes campaign [has] used the guise of civic-minded charity to selectively register millions of 'non-white' swing-state voters in the hopes of getting out the Democratic vote. It does so by funding and training over 50 community groups to register voters to close 'the voter registration gap in communities of color,' which it attributes to 'modern forms of Jim Crow laws,' such as voter ID requirements, the group's executive director, Nellie Sires, said in a January 2024 interview. From 2016-2021, the Everybody Votes Campaign, doing business as three entities, collected over $190 million from major Democratic Party donors, unions, and environmental activists. Some of the largest donors include the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund; the New Venture and Hopewell

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