Thank God for the filibuster.
If we did not have it, Democrats would have just been able to pass a bill that would have opened up elections to our pets voting.
The Freedom to Vote Act was defeated by a vote of 49-51, with Schumer changing his vote to “nay” at the last second so he could table the bill for another vote at a later time.
Major Loss for Democrats
We saw what happened in 2020 when Democrats were able to open up the voting process to untried and untrue methods.
While every Secretary of State in the country will tell you their election was free of any problems, we simply know that not to be true.
Look at Georgia as a perfect example… in one breath, the Secretary of State says it was on the up and up, then in the very next breath, he says there have been decades of corruption.
Democrats are trying to use the narrative of “voter suppression” for the changes the Republicans want to make, but Dems want anyone to be able to walk into a polling station, given their name, no ID, no signature, and pull the handle.
To that point, after the bill failed, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) stated that Republicans, by failing to pass this bill, were giving their “implicit endorsement of the horrid new voter suppression and election subversion laws pushed in conservative states across the country.”
Senator McConnell (R-KY) responded that the bill is “only a compromise in the sense that the left and the far left argued among themselves about exactly how much power to grab in which areas.
“This latest bill still subjects popular, commonsense state election integrity protections like voter ID to the whims of federal bureaucrats.
“It still sends government money to political campaigns, for goodness sakes.
“It still puts Washington in the middle of the states’ redistricting decisions. And on and on. The same rotten core is all there.”
Republicans want to secure the integrity of elections, but Democrats want them to be as open as our borders are right now.
We can absolutely make sure everyone has access to voting, but we also need to make certain people are who they say they are, and I simply do not understand the failure of Democrats to understand that.
Source: New York Post