On Wednesday, Republicans finally showed some semblance of a backbone by blocking the advancement of an election bill that Mitch McConnell says was nothing more than a Democratic “election takeover scheme”.
“The bill, The Freedom to Vote Act, failed 49-51, with Senate Republicans denying it the 60 votes needed to begin debate on the bill,” reported the Daily Caller.
Republicans used the filibuster to ensure that the measure would need 60 votes to advance.
This new bill would have given Democrats a dream scenario that would have allowed them to do whatever they wanted in upcoming elections. Unlimited rigging would have taken place if this bill would have passed.
“The Freedom to Vote Act would allow automatic and same-day voter registration and no-excuse mail voting,” reported NBC News. “It would give states flexibility in implementing some provisions, like early voting, and make Election Day a holiday”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had previously described the bill as nothing more than a Democratic “election takeover scheme.”
“It is my hope and anticipation that none of us will vote for this latest iteration of Democratic efforts to take over how every American votes all over the country. The latest umpteenth iteration is only a compromise in the sense that the left and the far left argued among themselves about how much power to grab,” McConnell added.
After the vote was shot down, leftists began immediately raging on Twitter and calling for an end to the filibuster:
At a time when voting rights are being rolled back, the Freedom to Vote Act would strengthen our democracy and give more Americans a voice. That’s why the Senate should do the right thing and protect what so many generations fought so hard to secure.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 20, 2021
Every single Republican Senator voted to block The Freedom to Vote Act.
— Brad Beauregard Jr 🇺🇸 (@BradBeauregardJ) October 20, 2021
It’s shameful that not a single Republican supported the Freedom to Vote Act today. All 50 Democrats stood strong and voted yes. Democrats must eliminate the filibuster to protect voting rights and our democracy. There’s no more time to waste.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) October 20, 2021
Senate Republicans filibustered the Freedom to Vote Act.
It’s time to end the filibuster and FINALLY protect the right to vote in this country.
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) October 20, 2021
.@Sen_JoeManchin reached out to Republicans with his revised bill, but they weren't willing to come to the table.
Text VOTE to 63033 and demand your senators end the filibuster & get the job done. pic.twitter.com/4byiv6YICH
— Stand Up America (@StandUpAmerica) October 20, 2021
If the GOP can just hold the line until the 2022 elections, our country may very well be saved from the socialists in the Democrat party.
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