ER Editor: Common sense over advanced voting using the infamous voting machines has reigned in France. Since Biden ‘won’ the US presidential election, we’ve been hearing Establishment shills on French television openly advocating mail-in ballots and other fraud-inducing methods. Fortunately, they won’t have their day.
Here’s a bit of history from RT France:
The government tabled an amendment in the Senate on February 16, 2021, as part of the discussions on the draft organic law on the election of the President of the Republic, which aims to introduce “advance voting” on “a voting machine” during the presidential election. “This amendment introduces an advance vote for the presidential election,” the document says, adding: “Voters may request to vote in another commune, of their choice, from a list of communes decided by the Minister of the Interior. An entry into force “at the latest on January 1, 2022”, according to the text. This vote would take place “on a voting machine, whose votes would be counted at the same time as the other offices of the commune, in order to avoid the risks of fraud or influence on the vote of other voters”.
Another RT France report listed some of the criticisms from prominent politicians:
The MP and president of Marine Le Pen’s National Assembly expressed surprise on Twitter that the government “doesn’t have time to introduce proportional representation, but [it] has time to fiddle with an early vote”.
Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, deputy and president of Standup France, affirmed that Emmanuel Macron “wants to steal the presidential election from us” by doing “everything to jam the ballot”. “Our democracy is in mortal danger,” he said.
Patriots President Florian Philippot wondered what the need is for advance voting, “if not to defraud”.
François Asselineau, president of the UPR and candidate in the 2017 presidential election, said that “voting machines – a fortiori in advance – are one of the known means of rigging the electoral results”.
With the result that the Senate has voted decisively against it. Whew …
The Senate rejects the government’s amendment to introduce advance voting
The government’s amendment to allow advance voting in the 2022 presidential election has faced an outcry from senators, who rejected it by a large majority.
Tabled at the last moment – and to everyone’s surprise – on February 16 as part of the review of the organic bill on the presidential election, the government’s controversial amendment to introduce the possibility of advance voting for the 2022 election was largely rejected by senators on February 18.
The Senate, dominated by the right-wing opposition, voted 321 to 23 to reject the amendment. This “very innovative” device, in the words of Minister Marlene Schiappa, provided for voters to request early voting on voting machines, during the week preceding the election, in offices and on a date yet to be defined by decree.
Only the RDPI group – with a majority in En Marche (ER: Macron’s party) – voted in favour. Before the vote, LR (ER: centre right) Senator Philippe Bas had once again “solemnly” requested the withdrawal of the amendment which, according to him, made “a trial of intention” to the French, assuming that they would prefer to go away for the weekend than go to vote. (ER: elections take place on Sundays in France.)
“When you change the rules of the game, you have to obtain a consensus of the entire political class, which is not the case here,” said rapporteur Stéphane Le Rudulier (LR).
The centrist Philippe Bonnecarrère, for his part, wished to “clarify a procedural point” on the future of the amendment. After the negative vote, “its rejection will be final”, he assured, invoking “the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Council”.
“Tinkering” – senators from all sides had criticized the method and listed a series of practical questions: how many voting machines would there be? Who will pay for them? Who will be responsible for them? What is the date for the early ballot? What about the legislative elections? “What are the real intentions of the government?”