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House Republicans Will Fight Pelosi’s $2 Billion ‘Election Assistance’

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As Congress begins drafting the next stimulus package, early signs point to a battle royal over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s call for $4 billion in election assistance for the states.

No details have yet been formulated but Pelosi has left little doubt she will pursue the funding that is sure to include absentee ballots for all, an extention of the “early voting” periods.

Almost to a person, Republicans feel that such federally-funded and administered “assistance” benefits Democrats and instead favor local election authorities handling any changes required in the November voting.

Although all House Republicans voted for the last stimulus package (which included $400 million for election assistance),  many who spoke to Newmax are leaving little doubt they will oppose any bill that includes the Pelosi package.

Some Republicans, in fact, predicted to Newsmax that if Pelosi continues to push her “election assistance” idea, several on the GOP side would offer amendments calling for mandatory Voter ID laws that require a form of identification for voting.

Younger, more conservative lawmakers who spoke to Newmax were particularly vocal on this growing controversy.

Jason Gottesman, spokesman for freshman Rep. Fred Keller, R.-Pa, told us “Republicans have said that any COVID-19 response legislation must be narrowly tailored to mitigate the impacts of the virus and not have long-lasting policy changes.”

He added that “long-standing Democrat-desired changes to how voting is conducted would fall outside of the narrow scope we’d like to see in any additional response.”

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R.-Tenn., a Member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, told Newsmax that ““[p]rotecting against voter fraud and ensuring that our elections are not only just safe but also fair and adhere to our Constitution is just as important now as ever.”

In an obvious reference to Pelosi, he added that “this is a unique position that we have been put in and it is important to not let this situation become a political and partisan event. Anything Congress does in response to COVID-19 must be bipartisan in nature.”

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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49 Comments

  1. Marietta Smit April 9, 2020

    Peosi is crazy to want to spent that kind of money on elections!

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    1. Michael April 9, 2020

      It’s more than money … the object of Pelosi and her Democratic goal is to expand mailing of voting by mail enabling more illegals to vote fraudulently and signing the proper voters name who may not live there where it was delivered by the mailman or may even be dead …! Voting by mail can be trashed do it will never be counted too …the only way to eliminate voter fraud is to vote in person with voter ID .. no ID no vote period …

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    2. bren April 10, 2020

      AMERICANS WE HAVE TO TAKE BACK OUR AMERICA FROM THE EVIL CRIMINAL ACTS OF DEMOCRATS………………………..TO SOLVE AMERICAS PROBLEMS MAKE THIS CHOICE WE THE PEOPLE’ HAVE THE POWER OF OUR VOICES AND OUR VOTES, TO VOTE OUT THE ENTIRE LYING,CORRUPT, TREASONOUS DEMOCRAT PARTY COME NOV 2020, VOTE TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AND TO END ALL CORRUPTIONS IN WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT
      “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).

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      1. Tink April 10, 2020

        Very well said!!!!

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      2. Ron Murphy April 11, 2020

        I thought that Nancy Pelosi had a screw lose.
        Well, I was wrong.
        The whole box has over turned!

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  2. Dennis April 9, 2020

    She sees this crisis as a made to order opportunity to further the only hope they have, “voter fraud”! Better stop it NOW!

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    1. Douglas Maxfield April 9, 2020

      Voter fraud is a NO NO in America, & is adverse to Americans open way of way of life😇since 2016 voter fraud investigations have cleaned hundreds of thousands off count voter lists in several states😇deceased voters and foreigners (illegals) as well as individuals voting several times in different jurisdictions have been found to be VOTING EARLY AND OFTEN is several jurisdictions😇ALL American’s in Congress, must vote NO on VOTER FRAUD FUNDING😇

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    2. Tink April 10, 2020

      Absolutely right!!!

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  3. Clayton Watts April 9, 2020

    Why don’t we just send Pelosi and her cronies to Gitmo? Maybe they could do some good for our country there.

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  4. Barbara Robinson April 9, 2020

    We are so tired of Nancy Pelosi‘s shenanigans, please don’t give in 1 inch to her! We do need a mandatory voter ID law passed!
    Thank you for listening

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    1. Jeanne Possien April 9, 2020

      Agree with you 100%!

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  5. William Brenner April 9, 2020

    Pelosi is evil and diabolical. Everything she does has a partisan motive.

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  6. Donald Cook April 9, 2020

    Pelosi, needs to be STOPPED, We need to get out to Vote and get rid of her Stupid Policy’s. She should be in Prison. She Hate Trump so much, that she will step on all of the America people, to advance her Anti-America Agenda. The whole Democratic Party is Anti-America and need to be Removed from Government. Please don’t let them steal the Election, get out to Vote Trump 2020 and Republican Forever.

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    1. Muriel Greenberg April 9, 2020

      No truer words were ever said. She needs to be stopped. She thinks she owns America.. she and stupid Schumer have divided our country and the moron democrats are agreeing with her. Get rid of her!!!!!!!

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    2. KATHY L VISCARDI April 10, 2020

      away Pelosi, your killing americans!!!

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  7. Glenn A Taylor April 9, 2020

    Democrats want to cheat,that’s the only way they are going to win,stop all mail in ballote,stop harvesting votes and have voter id.If people can get any entitlements from government they surely can get id’s for voting.They need id’s to get hundred maybe thousand of other things why can’t they get it for voting.I know we all have the answer for that one,VOTER FRAUD.

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    1. Tink April 10, 2020

      Yep, true!!!!!!!

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  8. Larry Alberts April 9, 2020

    Anything besides china virus is unacceptable unless it includes voter id law. I am a republican but so disappointed in our senate, as the majority we let schumer do as he pleases. Stop being wimps and stand up or stop asking me for money. You need too lose!

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  9. Andrew Strong April 9, 2020

    We need voter ID more now than ever. Why is it so hard to pass?

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    1. William J Vital April 9, 2020

      The Democraps have been figuring out what they can get away with in getting ballots included in an election that are not legal citizens ballots. They made up ballots for dead citizens, altered ballots, had illegals submit ballots, and a few other things to obtain more votes for the Democraps running. They will do anything to win all the elections and slowly destroy our country.

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    2. Tink April 10, 2020

      Because the demonrats would lose without it and they know it ,and they know we know it too!!!! STOP THE DEMONRATS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!! MAGA 2020!!!

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  10. Robert E. Altee April 9, 2020

    Pelosi, a power-hungry old hag that will support anything that provides more benefits for the Democrats. She is old and senile, never agreeing to anything that is/was not her own idea. As a result of these facts, she has exemplified the typical Democrat politician; now is the time for her to cease and desist. There is no doubt she will try her damnedest to insert all sorts of shit the Democrats want, but what is not good for the Nation. It will be up to the Republicans in the House and Senate to watch this old wench carefully for fear that she will continue to cause more harm than good. The Democrats in the House and Senate are so brain-washed (if they have any brains at all) that they would kiss the ass of a dead mule if Nancy told them to. They are not able to think like normal citizens should think – doing things for the good of the Nation. We can remedy this come November!!!

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  11. Dennis Gaetano April 9, 2020

    Voter I.D. No matter what ,GOp. become men face polosi and say NO 👎 she counting on you men in the Republican party to fold what could happen when you all Stop her cold. Now Remember I’m a voter ,do your job for American.🌟

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  12. Steve Makovec April 9, 2020

    Republicans and Democrats should be encouraged to vote, and Congress has a right to ensure consistent access to the “One person, one vote” mantra.
    — I hope we can all agree that every citizen should have access to the ballot. If voting registration mandates citizenship and we mail ballots to all registered votes, all citizens should have access to the ballot, including people of all political persuasions.
    — To prevent fraud, include a portion of funding to conduct random statistically valid auditing of ballots cast for each subsection of the country; follow up with deeper investigation for any fraud found, including larger audits if indicated.

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  13. Raquel Reams April 9, 2020

    Stop Pelosi taking more control over congress with her EVIL acts to destroy our election. Have a public reading of ALL of the things the next bill offers. Oral reading before it goes for. a vote on all tv stations. Also a public vote when done. All those democrats controlled by Pelosi should not be afraid to let their base how they voted.

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  14. Denise April 9, 2020

    That waste of taxpayers’ money will do anything to push her agenda. When it comes to voting, I am an election judge and worked in the Illinois Primary on March 17th. Voter turnout was low, but people still came out to vote. If Nancy wants to push those dollars, then the Republicans’ should definitely push Voter ID!!! It would be a wonderful thing. One thing that slows the process down is people coming in to register and vote on the same day!!! People have plenty of time to get registered before the election. I also agree that local election authorities are capable of running the State elections Nancy is nothing but a pandering Liberal who wants votes however she can get them. Don’t let her get away with this!!!

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  15. Gerald Ladd April 9, 2020

    Why do we need another one? This is the beginning of socialism.

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  16. Kirk Dittmar April 9, 2020

    Daly in 1960? Remember vote early,vote often. And cheat when able is added on for today’s demodummy.

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  17. Kevin Delaney April 9, 2020

    IS THERE ANYWAY THIS POWERFUL NATION CAN REMOVE THIS TREASONOUS SCUMBAG? I MEAN SHE IS THE MOST EMBARRASSING PIECE OF SHIT IN THE HISTORY OF OUR GREAT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. CARMA IS A BITCH WITCH. HOPE YOU ROT FOR ETERNITY IN HELL!!., KEVIN J DELANEY. AMERICAN PATRIOT. THANKS BE TO GOD

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  18. Dennis Milbourn April 9, 2020

    How about impeaching Pelosi!

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  19. Ron WILLIAMS April 9, 2020

    Kudos to Pelosi ! Why do we not encourage everyone to vote ? Oh I get it, if people vote the Republicans lose. Now the truth comes out.

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  20. Ron WILLIAMS April 9, 2020

    Why not encourage everyone to vote ? Oh I see, if people vote the Republicans lose. Now the truth comes out.

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  21. Arthur J Doyle April 9, 2020

    I agree that Pelosi needs to be stopped as well as Schumer, however this would only be a band-aid fix. Where is the money coming from? What impact will increasing our national debt have on the American citizenship? It is not the politicians money she is spending, its our money! What we need is to change how our government does business. First we need to comply with our Democratic Republic Constitution and not allow it socialism take hold! We need term limits. We need all laws to apply equally to all citizens including those (the politicians) that write them. We need to pass a bill that requires all items in a bill to relate directly to that bill (i.e, NO PORK!). All bills must be read thoroughly and understood by our politicians and staff BEFORE being voted on (no more “we’ll read it after it passes.” ). How can anyone in good conscience vote on a bill they haven’t read and don’t understand? We need to carefully review how our politicians are paid including their retirement. Federal workers including the military have to put in at least 20 years for a 50% retirement, Congress only one term for full retirement? Why do they have their own health plan. The should be on the same plan as all Federal workers. Their pay, their retirement, no term limits, and power is why politics is now a career, and it was never meant by our writers of the Constitution to be a long term career profession. We need to consider putting some type of net worth limit on political candidates. If your net worth is significantly higher than the average American you can’t possibly no what it means to be an average American. There’s more but that’s enough for now.

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  22. Sam April 9, 2020

    Piglosi is an evil piece of schitt snd needs to be tarred and feathered.

    GET THIS PIECE OF SCHITT OUT OF OFFICE! WE ARE TIRED OF ALL HER ANTICS! THE SON-OF-A-BITCH

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  23. Sam April 9, 2020

    Both Pelosi and Schumer need to be out of office only California and New York can do it Neeeever happen

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    1. Lisa April 9, 2020

      California should look at their homeless problem and see they did absolutely nothing for them. Only their illegals. NewYork needs to look at why they had all those deaths. Schumer did nothing and the mayor was encouraging people to socialize. Pelosi was encouraging people to go to Chinatown. She chose to rip up the SOTUS. Maybe if she read it she would know that the preseason already working on it. They have nobody to blame but theirselves, not the president. To put anything whatsoever in any of the stimulus bills other than virus related is a disgrace. When democrats we’re taking heat they turned it around and lied blaming the republicans for only caring about the rich. Sad part is that many believe them even with the proof right in front of their faces screaming here read me. They want mail in vote so bad they’re drooling. They know this is the only way they can win and get their beloved illegals votes. That’s why they’re releasing criminals. That in itself should show you how desperate they are. That all they care about is retaining power and not for the safety of hard working legal citizens.

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      1. KATHY L VISCARDI April 10, 2020

        Pelosi, schooomer, and Cuomo killed n.yorkers and still are. not Trump. it’s your job. ( DO IT!!!!)

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  24. Mike April 9, 2020

    Pelosi should be removed from office bodily- she’s paid off and won’t stop because her blackmail money has to be earned. Democrats support her 100% so they can get campaign money sponsored by Soros. It’s so easy as they have lemmings who have no patriotism. We need to win this election and kick their lame asses out

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  25. Melanie Bennett April 9, 2020

    Why don’t they just have a drive up voting station. Voters get in their cars and go to theIr Designated facility to vote. Use the parking lot facility set up voting poll stations with Social dissing in mind. Why must they call for a vote through the mail. Sounds very fishy to me. Drive up voting polls would be the answer. Even if it’s raining Voters get out of the car and get wet to vote. sanitizing after each person. I can’t see any American citizen that votes having a problem with that.

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  26. Stan Weber April 9, 2020

    Pelosi, like many Dems, especially those in Congress, are keen on nationalizing our constitutionally prescribed states-run election system. Pelosi owns the power of her office; therefore the Republican Party, if, as it appears, will not win back control of the House, must keep control of the Senate.

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  27. lisalles April 9, 2020

    Do not give her the money for elections. Rather, the law should be that only people who can prove they are Americans should be allowed to vote. And any and all election fraud should be a mandatory 1 year in prison.

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  28. TrumpHater April 9, 2020

    In my opinion President Trump is the worst president in history!
    He’s a liar, a criminal, and an idiot!!
    He needs to be kicked out of office!!!
    Trump’s acquittal in the shameful senate house is the biggest Republican Party corruption cover up in American history!!
    What a disgrace for America!!

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    1. KATHY L VISCARDI April 10, 2020

      lets kick ALL the liars and criminals out idiot, why just one. or it won’t do any good commie!!!! PELOSI,, SCHOOOMER,, SCHIFTY!!

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    2. Sanchez April 10, 2020

      Trumphater
      Where were you during the Obama administration? Trump just cleaned up the disaster they left behind. If we had of stayed on the democratic trajectory, we would be heading in a downward spiral to end up as a third world country. You better thank your lucky stars that this man decided to give a rat’s ass about America’s future!

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  29. Radone April 10, 2020

    Under no circumstances should the republicans give Pelosi what she wants. This will mean there will never be another Republican President. They will have all the means necessary to cheat. Look at Cali. They cannot lose. The dem cheat with harvesting mailing in ballots etc. no Republican gets to win the governorship. Don’t give Pelosi anything. We can wait for the country to open up again.

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  30. Vincent S Lim April 10, 2020

    Dear US senate ,
    Never , never and never believe in anything from Pelosi and Chick.
    You know what to fight and how to fight these DemoncRats for our democratic republic
    We are watching with big eyes opened.
    They are the ones who try to cheat and steal our November election, not Russia, not China , buy them.
    Get rid of Deep states

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  31. Leon April 10, 2020

    Two items needing attention from every U.S. citizen… Phone, email or Fax your Senators and Representative and demand that they vote NO against any funds being paid to ILLEGAL ALIENS and/or their children. Second, Phne, email or Fax your Senators and represntative and DEMAND that they vote for a NATIONAL VOTER ID CARD. We need to put an end to illegal aliens, non citizens and dead people voting in our elections.

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  32. Sanchez April 10, 2020

    The democratic party is a complete disgrace! Pelosi is the epitome of a corrupt and disgusting politician.. No respect for the American people, simply driven by greed and power. Repulsive

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  33. Dennis Bishop April 10, 2020

    I think voter ID is a very good idea,and WE should should notify our senators congressmen that WE want it.

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