Senate Democrats tried and failed to pass their federal elections takeover bill on Wednesday.
Republicans successfully used the filibuster to block it, which is precisely why leftists have been urging Democrats to trash the filibuster for months now.
It’s obvious why Democrats want to pass this bill and it has nothing to do with voting rights.
Victory (Again) for GOP Against Dem Attempt at Federal Takeover of Elections
On Wednesday afternoon, Republican members of the United States Senate successfully filibustered the Democrats’ latest attempt to pass so-called “voting rights” legislation that would give the federal government control over America’s elections by reviving many portions of the also-defeated For the People Act.
The vote to move forward with the dubiously named Freedom to Vote Act fell short of the 60-vote threshold necessary to stop a filibuster with a final tally of 49-51 announced by Vice President Kamala Harris who presided over the Senate as the Biden legislative agenda took another loss, its second on election bills.
Back in June, Republican senators defeated Democrat attempts to pass the For the People Act — better known by conservatives as the Corrupt Politicians Act — when they prevented Schumer from getting the 60 votes necessary to move to debate on that iteration of Democrats’ attempted federal takeover of elections.
Democrats are trying so hard to make people think this is about voting rights.
NEW: Pres. Biden releases statement as Senate Republicans are expected to defeat voting rights reform bill.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 20, 2021
This is the truth:
The Senate is voting on Democrats' "Freedom to Vote Act."
It will fail, because it:
✅Guts popular voter ID requirements
✅Makes it harder to take dead people off voter rolls
✅Lets Dems divert taxpayer $ to campaigns if states opt-in
✅Would make elections a lot less secure https://t.co/SVuKQBhpW9
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) October 20, 2021
Be grateful that this didn’t pass.