The Senate has been controlled by Democrats since the Georgia Senate runoffs.
But the balance is fragile, with only 50 Democrats plus Kamala Harris when there’s a tie.
And with the filibuster rule, the threshold is 60 votes in certain cases.
Thanks to that, Democrats lost a key vote on the radical For the People Act.
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.Breitbart News
If it had passed, the results would have been catastrophic.
Here’s more of what that bill would have meant for our country.
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.Breitbart News
All of this is in retaliation for the 2020 election being contested.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer admitted as much.
If it passed, it would almost guarantee permanent Democrat rule at the federal level.
And that’s not democratic at all.
But the Democrats no longer care, if they ever did.
They just want power, and they want to use that power to punish conservatives ruthlessly.
Senator Ron Johnson made some great points before the vote.
The ‘For the People Act’ is another Orwellian-named bill that has nothing to do with voting rights but everything to do with consolidating Democrat control over government and our lives. Republicans want to restore confidence in our elections by making it easy to vote but hard to cheat. It seems like Democrats primarily want to make it easier to cheat. Why else would they propose eliminating voter ID laws, require ballot harvesting and drop boxes, make the FEC a partisan agency, and make it harder to maintain accurate voter files? They would also force taxpayers to help fund the campaigns of candidates they oppose. An accurate name for this monstrosity would be the ‘For Democrat Politicians Act.’Breitbart News
Everything Democrats do is to benefit themselves at the expense of America.
It’s time that Republicans fought back with the same determination and tenacity as the Democrats.
That’s the only way for us to win.