Should Congress mandate new voting, campaign finance, and ethics rules?

• “Overall the bill is designed to auto-enroll likely Democratic voters, enhance Democratic turnout, with no concern for ballot integrity. The bill also strips state legislatures of their role in drawing congressional districts, replacing them with commissions that are ostensibly independent. In practice commissions have turned out mostly to favor Democrats, as in New Jersey and California." Source: The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board
• “Speaker Pelosi and her colleagues are advertising it as a package of urgent measures to save American democracy. What it really seems to be is a package of urgent measures to rewrite the rules of American politics for the exclusive benefit of the Democratic Party." Source: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican, Kentucky)
• "If we are able to get the reforms that are embodied in HR1 into law, it would be absolutely transformational. It would be the most robust, breathtaking set of reforms that we’ve seen in two generations, and it would, in a way, with a kind of quantum leap, push our democracy towards a place where Americans could feel faith again, and restore their trust in how we operate." Source: Rep. John Sarbanes (Democrat, Maryland, District 3)
• "H.R. 1 will protect the right to vote, ensure the integrity of our elections, hold elected officials accountable and end the era of big, dark, special-interest money in our politics...Our historic reform effort will clean up decades of dysfunction in Washington, return power to the people and build a more just, equitable and prosperous country for all Americans." Source: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Democrat, California, District 12)
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