State Election Official Confirms to Hagerty That Biden Admin’s Taxpayer-Funded Voting Initiatives Are Partisan and Unprecedented

March 12, 2024

Biden’s Executive Order 14019 orders federal agencies to drive voter mobilization and mail-in voting in 2024 election, for which they’re using partisan-Democrat outside organizations

WASHINGTON—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), a member of the Senate Rules Committee, today in a hearing received confirmation from Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen that President Biden’s Executive Order 14019 directing that taxpayer dollars be used to drive voter turnout, including through the use of outside organizations, is highly unusual and being implemented in a partisan fashion.

“Secretary Allen, are you aware of any authority in federal law that permits the Executive Branch agencies to engage in this sort of voter mobilization activity?” Hagerty asked.

“I’m not,” said Secretary Allen.

“It seems like this activity actually may very well violate the Hatch Act. It may violate the Anti-Deficiency Act, which prohibits spending funds in a manner that’s not authorized by Congress,” Hagerty said.

“Let’s take a look at who’s helping the Biden Administration with this order,” Hagerty continued. “Last year, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) acknowledged that it was working with groups like the ACLU and Demos to implement this voting executive order, the latter of which describes its mission as ‘pioneering bold progressive ideas’…Do the ACLU and Demos sound like nonpartisan groups to you?” Hagerty asked.

“No, sir,” said Secretary Allen.

“If Biden agencies are using openly left-wing groups to conduct get out the vote activity, it sounds like the federal government is being used as an arm of the Biden campaign, doesn’t it?” Hagerty asked.

“Yes, sir,” said Secretary Allen.

“It’s like a Republican administration hiring the Heritage Foundation to engage in nonpartisan voter mobilization activities,” Hagerty said.

“A couple of weeks ago, Vice President Harris announced that the Biden Administration was paying college students to reach out to voters and serve as ‘nonpartisan’ poll workers. Then the Vice President provided an example of the nonpartisan poll workers that she was talking about. The person that she gave as an example previously worked for the ACLU and the Alliance for Justice, which is a partisan group. Secretary Allen, does this inspire confidence that the Biden Administration is voter activity is non-partisan?” Hagerty asked.

“Doesn’t sound like it, sir,” said Secretary Allen.

“I think it’s understandable that many Americans are concerned about these secret taxpayer-funded voter mobilization plans, and the Biden Administration needs to release these plans,” Hagerty concluded.

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