Under the pretense of "protecting Democracy," the Biden Administration and Democratic ideological organizations may be using public funds to mobilize the Democratic vote for the midterm elections. House GOP members sent letters to twelve federal agencies, in addition to Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young and Domestic Policy Council Director Susan Rice, raising concerns.
The origin of this fear stems from the executive order "Promoting Access to the Vote," issued by Biden in March of last year. The rule calls for federal agencies to develop proposals to facilitate voter registration and participate in the political process. Subsequently, they would present strategic plans to the White House Domestic Policy Council.
Serve the people, do not participate in the political activities of the Executive.
"Federal agencies should focus on serving the American people by fulfilling their respective missions, not engaging in the political activities of the Biden Administration," nine House Republican committee members wrote in a statement. "At a time when our nation faces many crises, we want to ensure that President Biden is not diverting resources from important programs that fall directly under our congressional oversight," they note.
The signatories especially ask how they will ensure that officials will not violate the Hatch Act in enforcing such an order. The aforementioned regulation prohibits federal employees from using their official titles or positions while participating in "activities directed to the success or failure of a political party, partisan political group, or candidate for partisan political office."
In the face of Democratic voter disaffection, "Biden is revving up his re-election campaign with federal agencies," notes Phill Kline, director of the election watchdog organization The Amistad Project, when talking to Just the News. This work would be financed by Biden Bucks a clear allusion to the Zuckerbucks, the $400 million that the Facebook founder allegedly donated "to make voting safer in the midst of the pandemic, without political distinctions," and was used to attract Democratic votes in the 2020 elections.
However, Kline lamented the difficulty of being able to act adequately under current legislation: "Election laws specify what is prohibited, but not what the remedy should be when they are violated. In addition, many laws lack appropriate sanctions and legitimacy." Under the regulations in hand, only candidates, and not voter groups, have standing to file electoral lawsuits. But worse, according to Kline, is that "concrete harm" is the threshold for standing, meaning that lawsuits cannot be filed until after the election.