America’s electoral system was saved by Senate Republicans yesterday.
The Democrats’ attempt to federalize elections failed miserably, bringing their Far-Left legislative agenda to a screeching halt. The obvious power grab set forth by the increasingly radical Democrat Party would have changed the way Americans voted forever, depleted the legitimacy our democracy, making it easier to steal every election in the same vein of the 2020 presidential race.
The Senate was split 50-50, the vote following party lines. S.1, the For the People Act failed to meet the 60-vote requirement to advance the debate on the Senate floor. The lack of GOP votes means the Democrats’ radical power grab cannot be voted on in the Senate with the filibuster still in place. The bill has zero Republican support, so it’s likely Biden and the Democrats will be faced with another major loss to their legislative agenda.
In addition to federalizing the electoral process, the For the People Act also:
- Eliminate maintenance of election systems (deleting ineligible voters from voting rolls, limit mail-in-ballots, voter ID requirements, voting rights for felons)
- Require Washington D.C. judges (largely appointed by Democrat presidents) to approve all changes to election laws
- Establish online and automatic voter registration
- Protect illegal immigrants from prosecution if they vote
- Establish same-day voter registration
- Register minors to vote
- Mandate early voting
- Establish nationwide vote-by-mail without a voter ID
- Allow ballots to be counted ten days after Election Day.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, arguably the biggest fraudster in the Dem. Party, said ahead of the vote that any GOP opposition to the bill equates to “voter suppression:”
Schumer on voting bill: Are we had a backslide here in the 21st century? Are we going to let reactionary state legislatures drag us back into the muck of voter suppression? Are we going to let the most dishonest president in history continue to poison our democracy
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 22, 2021
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell crushed the Democrats’ dreams of the bill passing, never voicing any support or allowing for any negotiation on S. 1.
Before the Senate voted, McConnell publicly referred to the bill as nothing but a “power grab.”
He destroyed the Left’s talking points about the bill, balking at their claims that any opposition to S. 1. amounts to any form of voter suppression.
Sen. Mitch McConnell: "The biggest lie being told in American politics in recent weeks has been that the states are involved in a systematic effort to suppress the vote." pic.twitter.com/7QGGyFErWW
— The Hill (@thehill) June 22, 2021
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) released a blistering statement before the vote to advance the bill:
“The ‘For the People Act’ is another Orwellian-named bill that has nothing to do with voting rights but everything to do with consolidating Democrat control over government and our lives.”
The “For the People Act” is another Orwellian-named bill that has nothing to do with voting rights but everything to do with consolidating Democrat control over government and our lives.
Statement on the Democrats' S.1 power grab: pic.twitter.com/y1dfTnhK4A
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) June 22, 2021
Similarly, Republican Senator from Tennessee Marsha Blackburn said the bill would serve as an “incumbent’s dream,” adding, S.1 would “ensure a perpetual Democrat majority.”
Chuck Schumer was well aware the bill would fail to pass the 60-vote requirement, but held the vote anyway, likely to hype up the publicity surrounding it. Schumer and the Democrats, dreading abandonment of their Far-Left base, held the publicity stunt merely to appease the radical wing of the party.
Sen. Blackburn said, “This is about political maneuvering for Schumer. His concern is that he is going to have a primary challenge from AOC. He is watching very closely what is happening on the Far-Left; they are the ones really in control of the Democrat Party right now.
After the vote, Republican Senator from Iowa Joni Ernst left no stone unturned when she destroyed the Democrats and their attempt to radically destroy the American electoral system. Her words echo those of the entire Republican Party, and a plurality of GOP voters — and Democrat voters too.
Instead of focusing on the needs of American families, Democrats are prioritizing Washington politicians and pushing an elections bill that consolidates power in D.C. by:
❌ Politicizing the FEC
❌ Mandating unlimited ballot harvesting
❌ Forcing taxpayers to fund campaigns pic.twitter.com/P8RRPoOEs1
— Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) June 22, 2021
Support for the bill comes largely from the Far-Left, whom the Democrats must placate if they wish to remain in the majority. However, Chuck and Nancy are so far out of touch with the American people, they fail to realize common sense election laws are heavily favored by the populous.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth