Dem Election Shenanigans Will Not Succeed in the Senate

On Thursday morning, the House passed Democrats' most radical piece of elections legislation yet, the "Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act,” along party lines. This legislation combines the "Freedom to Cheat Act" and H.R. 4 into one bill.

As the Committee on House Administration Republicans explain, the following are some of the most concerning provisions found in the bill:

1. Disregards state voter ID laws.

2. Publicly funds campaigns and makes the FEC partisan.

3. Nationalizes elections.

4. Creates an Elections Czar.

5. Severely limits states' ability to conduct voter roll list maintenance.

Of course, Democrats would prefer that the American people not know what's in the legislation. They added provisions so very last-minute that it even made it difficult for members of Congress to know what they were voting on.

But Democrats' shenanigans will not be successful in the Senate.

Despite sailing through the House, the "Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act" is dead on arrival in the Senate due to the continued support for the legislative filibuster by Democrat Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin. 

Senate Democrats still plan to vote on the legislation with the hopes of abolishing the filibuster in the process, but it is unclear what their next steps will be. Because Democrat Senator Brian Schatz has tested positive for COVID-19, the earliest the Democrats can move forward with their plan is Sunday.

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