The GOP did not join Democrats in their sweeping voter’s rights bill, according to the BizPac Reniew.
The GOP unanimously voted in opposition to the leftist-laced piece of legislation.
Democrats were extremely upset while Republicans called the legislation nothing more than a power grab.
“There is a rot at the center of the modern Republican party,” Schumer said. “Donald Trump’s big lie has spread like a cancer and threatens to envelope one of America’s major political parties. Even worse, it has poisoned our democracy, eroded faith in our elections, which is so detrimental to the future faith people need to have in this democracy.”
“This most sensitive subject would not be the best place to trash the Senate’s rules to ram something through,” he said on the floor. “The Senate is only an obstacle when policy is flawed and the process is rotten.”
“And that’s exactly why this body exists,” McConnell continued. “Today the Senate’s going to fulfill our founding purpose, stop the partisan power grab and reject S.1.”
“Senate Democrats seem to have reached a so-called ‘compromise’ election takeover among themselves,” McConnell said last week during his leadership press conference. “It still retains S1’s rotten core. An assault on the fundamental idea that states, not the federal government, should decide how to run their own elections.”
“Would it be good for our country if we [passed the For the People Act],” she wrote, “only to see that legislation rescinded a few years from now and replaced by a nationwide voter-ID law or restrictions on voting by mail in federal elections, over the objections of the minority?”
From The BizPac Review:
While the bill included several positions that were overwhelmingly popular, according to polling from Monmouth University, it incorporated several that were less so. The bill would have extended early in-person voting, which is supported by 71% of Americans, but expanded mail-in voting, which is supported by 84% of Democrats and just 26% of Republicans.
The bill also completely omitted voter ID requirements, which are supported by 80% of Americans.
One poll by Rasmussen found that 59% of whites, 56% of blacks and 63% of other minority voters said it was more important to prevent cheating than it was to make it easier to vote.
S.1’s failure will likely renew calls from progressives to abolish the filibuster. They have argued that the bill is necessary to combat what they deem restrictive voting legislation that multiple Republican-controlled states are adopting.