Great news! Senate Blocks Democrats’ Election Power Grab Bill

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Sean Moran
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Article date: 
22 June 2021
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National News
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Great news!
Senate Republicans blocked a signature Democrat election bill that would radically transform America’s electoral system and grant the federal government more control over the country’s elections.
The Senate voted 50-50, failing to meet the 60-vote threshold needed to advance the debate on S. 1, the For the People Act. This prevents the Senate from voting on the legislation. The legislation would federalize America’s electoral system, which has drawn strong opposition from Republicans.
Among other things, the legislation would:
  •  Federalize control over congressional elections;
  •  Declare that standard state and local maintenance of elections systems, such as purging ineligible voters from voter rolls, limiting vote-by-mail, requiring voter ID, and establishing rules against felons voting, would erode the right to vote;
  •  Require all challenges to the law to be filed in the federal courts in Washington, DC, dominated by judges appointed by Democrat presidents;
  •  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; and
  •  Allow ballots to be counted ten days after Election Day.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said ahead of the vote that “reactionary” state legislatures’ election integrity bills amounts to “voter suppression:”...
Ahead of the vote, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said the bill would “perpetuate a Democrat majority” and would serve as an “incumbent dream.”...