The Spanish-speaking media is concealing from its viewers HR1 (AKA the “For The People Act”), a radical bill designed to seize election control from the states in order to rig the nation’s electoral system in favor of the Democrat party.
To date, only Univision has offered a brief report on HR1, tucked away within their late-night newscast in a one-sided, truncated explanation of HR1 that depicted the ambitious -and unconstitutional – bill as one that will expand voters rights, as opposed to restricting them, like they said the Republicans want “in order to win”.
Even though the actual reference to HR1 lasted just 22 seconds, Univision correspondent Pablo Gato managed to expose the network’s main concern. Not surprisingly, it isn´t voter suppression, but rather “who will control cities, states, the federal congress, and even the presidency”.
PABLO GATO: The Democrat-majority House passed HR1 and they say it ensures the expansion of voting rights, rather than restricting them. At stake is who will control cities, states, the federal congress, and even the presidency. The big question is whether there are enough votes to pass this bill in the Senate. It is unclear whether the most conservative Democratic senators would support it. In Washington, Pablo Gato, Univision.
Notice that there isn’t any mention of specifics on HR1, nor is there a Republican to offer their specific objections to the bill. Univision’s viewers might be interested in knowing that HR1 would ban voter ID -which is extremely popular with Hispanics- in all 50 states. They may also be interested in learning of the extent to which the bill federalizes elections and shifts state power to D.C., an important precursor to abolition of the Electoral College. These perspectives were unavailable to Univision’s viewers, despite an abundance of Democrat talking heads to pitch HR1. We’re certain that our friend Alfonso Aguilar had much more to say on these matters than the three seconds that Univision saw fit to air.
Anchor Patricia Janiot opened the segment with a hint of why Univision´s audiences are not seeing any more on HR1, labeling it a “hot political issue”, whose fate is “uncertain in the (Republican controlled) Senate.” Something Gato seconded by adding: “The big question is whether there are enough votes to pass this law in the Senate. It is unclear whether the most conservative Democratic senators would support it.”
In other words, why spend any time on a bill that will be dead upon arrival at the Senate. Better to hammer something with a proven bottomline for the network: migrants.
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Univision News: Late-Night Edition – 11:47:00 pm – 11:49:10 pm
PATRICIA JANIOT: Let’s talk about a hot political issue, the electoral system. The battle to ensure that elections are transparent and that there is no fraud continues between Republicans and Democrats, especially after the House passed the so-called HR1 act, which seeks to expand the right to vote. And as Pablo Gato tells us from Washington, even though Democrats have a majority in both chambers of Congress, the fate of this proposal is uncertain in the Senate.
PABLO GATO: Democrats accuse Republicans of filing 253 bills in 43 states to restrict the right to vote. They claim that Republicans have lost the popular vote in seven of the last eight presidential elections, and according to them, it’s the only way they could win again.
JOSE PARRA, DEMOCRATIC ANALYST: Precincts with high concentrations of minorities in the United States, so, the effect this law, of these kinds of laws that Republicans are promoting, is a racist effect.
ALFONSO AGUILAR, REPUBLICAN ANALYST: they are absolutely necessary in order to ensure the electoral integrity of our election system.
GATO: Among other measures, Republicans want to reduce the number of early voting days, require a reason to vote early; restrict mail-in votes; notarize mail-in votes; and reduce the voting hours on Election Day.
AGUILAR: Mail-in voting, for example, has the potential of resulting in possible fraud.
KATIE HOBBS, SEC. OF STATE, ARIZONA: “These are solutions for a problem that doesn’t exist, there was no fraud in my state,” said the Arizona Secretary of State.
PARRA: It’s an assault on democracy just like, or worse than, the assault on Congress.
GATO: The Democrat-majority House passed HR1 and they say it ensures the expansion of voting rights, rather than restricting them. At stake is who will control cities,states, the federal congress, and even the presidency. The big question is whether there are enough votes to pass this bill in the Senate. It is unclear whether the most conservative Democratic senators would support it. In Washington, Pablo Gato, Univision.