Beware Republican’s Trojan legislation. This bill puts a lot of positive sounding concepts together without providing details. The Trojans are hiding in the details. Moscow Mitch is a Republican turtle who has mastered the technique of poking his head out of either side of his shell depending on how it benefits him personally. He has blocked Democratic legislation that would require a candidate to identity foreign agents offering political assistance, that would protect voting processes from electronic hacking and would ensure vote count integrity- because he did not want to ‘federalize’ state election processes. Yet, this bill would deny FEC assistance for States or municipalities that have chosen to allow non-citizen’s to vote on locality issues- which is not a federal issue at all. Besides that, the FEC has not been staffed for a least 6 months and is unable to form the quorum required to vote on anything at all. In other words, if trump and the RNC want to screw with election processes they can choose to not appoint FEC members or ask appointed FEC members to resign their appointments. Putting so much control in the hands of the FEC and not in legally adjudicated determinations, effectively puts control of election processes in the hands of the party able to make FEC appointments and not a matter of law. The FARA stuff sounds good but depends on ‘processes to be developed’- way too broad and easy to abuse. The reporting of sponsorship for political ads sounds good but in practice this would either point to a PAC or a candidate’s campaign fund. It does not address ‘dark money’ contributions which can be contorted through various legal entities to hide funding from foreign states. It would be much stronger to bring back the fairness doctrine as well as at least letting Republican Senate to see the Democratic legislation that is locked away in Mitch’s vault. The only case of harvested votes being defrauded was by a Republican running for re-election who hired ‘harvesters’ to defraud voters into signing unfilled ballots which the harvesters filled out per Republican direction to swing results in their favor. There were too many people involved (who could not be ordered to not testify) to keep the illegal actions secret and they were caught. … The only case! … Helping people who cannot get to the polls, have disabilities that prevent them from using individual mail services or are otherwise limited - is a valuable service that enables these folks to be counted. Legislation directed toward addressing innuendo-loaded and never proven threats of individual harvester wrongdoing - only ensures that the disenfranchised will be under-represented when the votes are tallied. Beware of Republican Trojan Horses.