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Last Tuesday, Senate Republicans blocked the electoral reform bill proposed by Democrats from moving forward. The rejection dealt a crushing blow to Democrats and President Joe Biden’s priority program. 

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GOP Deals Knockout Punch On ‘For The People Act’

In a rare occurrence, Democrats showed up unified to support the bill, known as the ‘For The People Act”. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) managed to get Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) on board for the procedural vote.

However, even as the Democrats voted in full, their total 50 votes fell short of the needed 60. The Republican Party Senators also voted in force, registering a similar 50 votes.  As a result, the measure died on the spot and will not advance to the floor. 

Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the vote in her role as President of the Senate. She announced the final votes 50-50, with the Democrats losing. Biden tasked Harris with leading the efforts to get the electoral reform bill passed. 

Schumer Calls Out Republicans

Immediately afterward, Chuck Schumer took the floor to blast Republicans. “Once again, Senate Republicans have signed their names in the ledger of history alongside Donald Trump, the big lie, and voter suppression to enduring disgrace,” he said.

“We have several serious options for how to reconsider this issue and advance legislation to combat voter suppression,” Schumer remarked.

In addition, he said that they will explore options to get the bill moving again. “Voting rights are too important and too fundamental. This concerns the very core of our democracy and what we are about as a nation so we will not let it go.

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We will not let it die. This voter suppression cannot stand and we are going to work tirelessly to see that it does not stand,” he added.

Republicans Blast Democrats’ Blatant Power Grab

Meanwhile, Republicans accused Democrats of using the electoral reform bill to blatantly grab power. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said they won’t support the bill.

“What this is really about is an effort of the federal government to take over the way we conduct elections in this country. It is a solution in search of a problem. And so finally today we will put an end to it here in the Senate,” he said. 

However, Democrats continued to insist that the country needs a federal response to efforts made by 14 red states across the country. There, Republicans enacted laws that critics say that curb minority voter who tend to support Democrats.

Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) wanted to continue the debate. “What kind of Congress would we be in the whole history of Congresses if seeing that discussion out there we refuse to even debate the matter in here?

Who are we and how are we to hide in a moment like this?” he asked his colleagues. He added that Senators should do their jobs. “Resist the easy route, the temptation to hide behind Senate procedure, and let’s have a principled conversation in front of the American people about voting rights,” Warnock added. 

Democrat Manchin Joins The Democrats

Earlier Tuesday, Schumer announced that Manchin, the lone Democrat holdout of the electoral reform bill, will join them. While symbolic of a Democrat unified front, the gesture remained empty as they proceeded to lose the vote.

Schumer announced his agreement with Manchin that allowed him to offer an amendment to make changes to the basic reform bill. This is dependent if the Democratic majority gets the needed 60 votes to start debate on the bill. Manchin opposed changing the Senate’s filibuster rule, which requires a majority vote for a bill to proceed. 

Harris, speaking to reporters after losing the votes, talked to the media. She said “when we’re talking about the right to vote, it is not a Republican concern or a Democratic concern, it is an American concern. This is about the American people’s right to vote, unfettered.” Harris then added that “the fight is not over.”

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  • Evangelist John Vousboukis says:

    First ,these are not the good Norm Democrats like Candice Owens, they are far socialist,Marxist communist trying to take apart and totally weaken America for to be like and with China,Russia & & Iran etc and are afraid of North Korean , these are the major countries that are in fact polluting most the world , and Obama ,a Marxist who is the one with the Clintons behind Biden/Harris and are Not for America’s future or “ We the People”
    Want to put America in so much debt to them,they will own the USA and take us over without their military ,evil perfect communist plan started back with the Leftist Dems to distort our Country and take Appart our constitution while weakening us, Sk stand up America,all good democrates,republicans ,independents etc alike , America is One huge Nation of All-the true free peoples of the World Who Love Freedom ,No other Country stands together like America, Please don’t let these Evil rulers who stole and lied their why in to take over power destroy us, this is a new kind of War we are facing ,please let’s pull together and don’t let them destroy All Our Freedoms . Also just take a close look of what they doing to our future children , not just in debt for hundreds of years ,but taking their dignity ,titles of who they really are away ,making Girls ,Boys and Boys Girls and changing their Births names ,for who,what,why- really – 🇺🇸👫🇺🇸 Just to destroy them and take them over to rule and use them for their perverted evil Pleasure. Wake up America,let’s take back our beloved country “ One Nation Under God” leave In God We Trust on our Money “ and build our mighty Military,border walls etc assist and protect Israel as our trusted Ally as unto God who Alone will keep America Free, rise up USA
    The China is coming ,keep your Arms together,keep dilergently Strong together ,clean up our Government ,Who Works for Us,the People and Yes
    Save America ,empeach and over throw these Evil rulers and replace them all with Men & Women Who Love America ,our Constitution,our Flag
    That represents our history of all our heritage of greatness and Stay Free ,Wake up Pentagon ,All Military ,U.S Marshals,take over our FBI and retrain,clean them up with integrity and get our secound Army ,the U.S.Sheriffs together to Finish cleaning Washington overnight ,then Remove Pelosi,Shiff,3+1 ,Waters,Schumer,Biden/Obama – Harris’s etc,send them all back to China to stay and keep them,remove all their stolen wealth and give to the poor, rebuild our Blessed America ,bring back in Good business Men like Desantas ,Trump ,Candice Owens and maney more who will work together ,Dems .& Repubs.to make & keep America Great foe “ We the Peopke. Also we need to clean up our country of all evil violence ,o.k.
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  • American for America says:

    Democraps are doing everything a dictatorial party can do to convert this country to one party dictatorship.

  • Patriot Stan says:

    We all vote under the same rules. We all need to show an id to vote. I have no problem with that. What are the Dems worried about?

  • Margaret Mary Trainer says:

    Fear and power are the driving forces behind the left wing nuts. Americans don’t deserve to live like the democrats want, hating on one another:( Patriots, continue the fight for posterity sake. We did it 250 plus years ago, we can do it again. Don’t back down. We are stronger in principle. DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP!!! America…the greatest country on earth!!! Make America great again in 2022 and 2024.

  • David says:

    No ID? No problem! I’ll be voting red in every state I can get to, and nobody better ask me for ID because I’m white.

    “For the people” our corrupt government NEVER does anything “for the people.”

  • robert powell says:

    NOW WATCH THE COMMUNISTS open a back door, pelousy will come up with something to get the republican”ts to vote on her side of the isle.

  • Billy W says:

    They oppose it because it greatly favors the Democrats.

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