The four major tenants of the HR1 bill are as follows:
1. Expanded voter registration
2. Fair redistricting
3.Outlaw voter purging
4.Restore parts of the Voting Rights Act to insure everyone gets to vote.
Mitch McConnell says that this bill is a power grab, do you? If you think it is a power grab, how is it so? It seems to me to make the one thing that makes us a great country easier, the right to vote for our representatives. None of the four seems to be partisan. It seems to me that many politico's want voting to go from a right to a privilege that falls to only those of ones own party.
I've read the bill. Here's some things I disagreed with it.
1: In the expanded voter registration part there was a section that forbid law enforcement from going after anyone that was automatically registered and then went to admit that they were not eligible to be registered. One the surface that seems like a good thing right? After all, they shouldn't be gone after for a simple mistake. Problem being is that when such a person gives the reason that reasoning may be because they are here in the US illegally. Which turns this into a protection for people here illegally. There was no reason to put that section in as law enforcement would not have gone after anyone here legally and was automatically registered. It was purely to help illegal immigrants. I'm sure that some will disagree with that.
2: I don't mind the fair redistricting, but I think its a waste of time. There is no such thing when done by humans. And since that section mentions nothing about using some sort of computer software to do it but instead a "council", its definitely a pipe dream.
3: I disagree with the requirement to keep someone on the voter polls when they do not answer back after the government has noticed that they have not voted for awhile and sent them a notice to contact them or they will be purged. Usually when someone is purged due to this its because they no longer live in the area. Besides, another part of the bill makes sure that they could vote regardless if they were on the voter rolls or not. By mandating that everyone be allowed to vote regardless if they meet the State requirements to vote or not. Speaking of which....
4: As said above, it mandates that States allow people to vote regardless if they meet State requirements to vote or not. This is an end run around against States that require an ID to vote. IE: It over rides States attempts to make sure that only citizens vote.
5: Something that is not a part of what you listed: It requires the President and Vice President to show Congress AND the public their tax records. I would have no problem with it if it was just required to be shown to Congress. (as long as there were securities in place to make sure that information did not get into public hands) But tax forms are private for a reason. The IRS can't even disclose to people if their social security numbers are being used in multiple locations around the US. That's how private its supposed to be. Also, it of course does not require the same of those in Congress. Even though they actually make laws and regulations and the things that they're concerned about with the President and Vice President would actually apply to them far more than the President and Vice President. Just another example of "good for them, but not for us
because we're better" mentality.