SB 8 voting bill: among the worst bills of this session?


In a sign that even the Democrats are struggling to come to agreement on their “voting rights” power grab, SB 8 has been revised yet again.

As originally described in the Albuquerque Journal the bill was awful.

As introduced SB 8 was stripped of some of the worst provisions, but a NEW committee substitute has its own serious problems. This substitute will be heard Friday morning in Senate Rules Committee.

The first major provision of concern is expanding voting to 16 and 17 year olds.

Here are some of the major points of the bill  in bold.

Automatic voter registration at MVD;

Allowing 3rd party groups to register voters through a Secretary of State-provided portal;

Tells Human Services Department register welfare recipients to vote;

Creates “permanent” absentee voter list;

Removal of statement regarding perjury from the vote-by-mail envelopes.

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