Democrat Elizabeth Warren unveiled on Tuesday a comprehensive plan to give the federal government a far greater role in determining electoral rules than delaying states and places.
[T] The Constitution gives Congress the tools to regulate the administration of federal elections, "Warren wrote in a media article." It's time to collect and use these tools. "
What would the plan be
In Bundestag elections, Warren wants to replace all old and paperless voting machines, standardize ballots, give mandates. At least 15 days early votes make the election day a holiday, restore the voting rights for those who are from the It would also provide financial incentives for states to adopt these standards in their own elections.
How would it work?
The plan seeks to overturn the constitutional ones Authority of the federal government to use for federal elections to states and municipalities d azu to reform their own electoral processes. To stimulate this process, the federal government would "pay the entire election administration costs of a state, as long as the state complies with federal standards in its national and local elections and advocates a more convenient vote."
What are the weaknesses of the proposal?
This plan would almost certainly trigger countless political and legal disputes between the federal, state and local governments over who controls the elections. Some states and localities would probably insist on holding their own elections with their own eligibility and registration rules, which would lead to divided electoral systems and confusion among voters.
How much would it cost?
$ 20 Billion
The Warren team estimates that his plan would cost $ 20 billion over the next ten years and $ 15 billion for election administration and $ 5 billion Dollars billions for election security. However, these are rough estimates, as the current electoral system in the Balkans makes it difficult to estimate the exact costs.
How would she pay for it?
Warren says her administration would pay an "ultramillionaire's tax," sometimes called property tax. According to the proposal, this proposal would impose a 2 percent tax on total household wealth of between $ 50 million and $ 1 billion.
What have other Democrats proposed?
Former MP Beto O'Rourke has recently published a plan that includes some elements of Warren's electoral law includes making Election Day a holiday and providing more money for the security of the elections. Several candidates support efforts to allow former detained persons to vote and end their discriminatory identification of voters. Senator Bernie Sanders supports allowing people to vote in prison, even if they commit violent crimes.
Who would it help?
The plan is intended to help people who want a simpler vote.
Who is against it?
Some conservatives are likely to reject the plan as they seek to reverse most voter identification laws in the states and strengthen the federal government at the expense of states and local governments. Other conservatives will almost certainly object to the cost of the plan and the new taxes that would be required.