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Behind Massive Mail-In Ballot Push Is A Little-Noticed Executive Order

• https://www.zerohedge.com, by Kevin Stocklin

Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson wrote to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on March 6 alleging that agencies under the attorney general's charge are "attempting to register people to vote, including potentially ineligible felons, and to co-opt state and local officials into accomplishing this goal."

The allegation relates to President Joe Biden's Executive Order 14019, which states, "The head of each agency shall evaluate ways in which the agency can, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law, promote voter registration and voter participation."

Among other things, this order has forced U.S. Marshals to modify more than 900 contracts with prisons and jails to provide voter registration documents and facilitate mail-in voting for inmates, Mr. Watson wrote.

"We have worked extremely hard to restore the confidence of Mississippi voters in our election process," Mr. Watson told The Epoch Times. "To have the Biden administration and the DOJ purposefully undermine these efforts and jeopardize the integrity of Mississippi's elections is unacceptable."

The secretary of state is the chief election officer in Mississippi.

The work by the Department of Justice to register voters in prisons, critics say, is just the tip of the iceberg.

Other agencies, including the Department of Education, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, are also carrying out campaigns to sign up new voters.

On Feb. 26, Vice President Kamala Harris lauded a federal plan to use work-study grants to pay students to register voters.

In addition, President Biden's executive order directed federal agencies to select "approved, nonpartisan third-party organizations and state officials to provide voter registration services on agency premises."


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