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Biden Admin Ignores FOIA Request for Shady Executive Order on Voting

'Using taxpayer funds to pay political activists to join with federal bureaucrats is an unprecedented seizure of power from voters...'

(Alex Tien, Headline USA) In March 2021, President Joe Biden issued Executive Order 14019, which it claimed was to address the issue of “Promoting Access to Voting.”

The order gave ostensibly nonpartisan federal agencies the power to create plans to mobilize and register voters, among other tasks.

According to the Washington Examiner, the Biden administration has yet to respond to a request from the Foundation for Government Accountability to obtain information pertaining to the order through the Freedom of Information Act.

“The public has the right to know what the government is doing, especially if it is undermining fundamental rights,” FGA senior fellow Madeline Malisa wrote in the Examiner op-ed.

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The FOIA request was filed in July 2021, and more than nine months later, the Biden regime has not responded and provided any more information or documentation that would meet the request.

The order from the president outlined a number of concerning policies for federal agencies to enact. It allows for agencies to work with activist organizations to register and mobilize voters in whatever way they see fit.

This order clearly politicizes the election processes that have been guarded as a nonpartisan since the ratification of the Constitution in 1788, Malisa said.

“Using taxpayer funds to pay political activists to join with federal bureaucrats is an unprecedented seizure of power from voters,” she wrote.

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This order alone should concern American citizens. The fact, however, that the administration has not responded to the FOIA request is even more cause for worry.

The failure to respond to the FOIA request is in direct violation of the Department of Justice’s 20-day FOIA response rules.

The FGA has now filed suit in the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida with the hope that the court will force the DOJ to release the materials.

“When Biden took office in January 2021, White House press secretary Jen Psaki pledged in her first press conference that the administration would ‘bring transparency and truth back to government,'” Malisa wrote. “It clearly hasn’t kept this promise.”

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