SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Numerous states are sending a letter to President Joe Biden demanding that one Executive Order be rescinded because of the power it gives federal agencies to influence the electoral process.
Attorney General Ken Paxton says Texas is one of the States demanding the action from the White House because Executive Order (EO) 14019 would allow hand-picked political appointees to direct federal agencies in using taxpayer funds to register voters, distribute vote-by-mail ballots, help voters they’ve chosen to participate in the electoral process, and engage in countless other quasi-electioneering activities at their political appointee’s discretion.
“It’s difficult to see how this is anything but a grotesque insult to election integrity, on top of being unconstitutional,” said Attorney General Paxton. “The Constitution explicitly grants the power of election oversight to state legislatures. Allowing political appointees at federal agencies to use taxpayer dollars to influence election efforts runs afoul of our election laws, basic fairness, and the desperate need for election security.”
Paxton also says the Executive Order gives Biden appointees the ability to select approved third-party organizations that use taxpayer funding to carry out these actions as well. The letter expresses concern that Biden’s system is ripe for abuse, corruption, and will inevitably lead to significant public funding for the Biden Administration’s political allies.
You can read the full letter by clicking here.