WASHINGTON–On Friday, America First Legal (AFL) filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with nineteen federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, seeking records of the Biden Administration’s plans for controlling the 2022 U.S. midterm elections.
On March 7, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14019, titled “Promoting Access to Voting,” to address “significant obstacles” allegedly confronting Americans, including “difficulties with voter registration, lack of election information, and barriers to access at polling places” and undefined “misinformation.” The Executive Order directed each agency head to submit a “Strategic Plan” for using social media companies to promote mail-in voting schemes; expanding “multilingual voter registration and election information”; and using federal agencies for distributing voter registration and mail-in ballots, “soliciting and facilitating approved, nonpartisan third-party organizations and State officials” to provide voter registration services on agency premises, and “assisting” voters “in completing voter registration and vote-by-mail ballot application forms.”
The “Strategic Plans” were supposed to have been completed eight months ago. However, the Biden Administration has not released them. Instead, it has fought requests for public disclosure and hidden its activities.
Statement From America First Legal Senior Counselor and Director of Oversight Reed D. Rubinstein:
“Facing a potentially catastrophic political defeat in the 2022 midterms, and covered by the shadow of the January 6 Committee’s theatrics, the Biden Administration is hard at work turning federal agencies into ballot harvesting operations. This sort of conduct may be normal in a communist dictatorship like Venezuela, but it is a chilling breach of long-standing American norms and practices. The American people have a right to see Biden’s strategic plans, and to know the means and methods by which the Biden Administration intends to employ federal bureaucrats, federal property, and big tech to maintain power.” Reed Rubinstein said.
Read the FOIAs here.
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