Senate Republicans have put the breaks on a sweeping federal voting rights bill backed by President Biden. Will the move renew calls among the Democrats to alter filibuster rules?

The Senate voted along strict party lines – 49-51 – on whether to take up the “Freedom to Vote Act,” falling far short of the 60 votes required to overcome a GOP filibuster. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, switched his vote to a “nay,” in a procedural move that will allow him to submit the legislation for a re-vote.

The result marked the third time this year that Republicans have blocked similar legislation, which Democrats have supported in response to the passage of election security overhauls in GOP-led states.

A disappointed and obviously belligerent President Biden slammed Republicans for blocking consideration of the voting rights legislation in a scathing statement, arguing the right to vote is “under unrelenting assault by proponents of the Big Lie and Republican Governors, Secretaries of State, Attorneys-General, and state legislatures across the nation.”

“Senate Democrats have worked hard to ensure this bill includes traditionally bipartisan provisions,” Biden said. “But Senate Republicans are likely to block even debate on the bill, as they have before on previous voting rights bills. It’s unconscionable.”

This blow occurs as the floundering president can’t even get his own party on the same page to pass his own sweeping infrastructure overhaul.

As far as the voting bill goes, Republicans have argued the legislation would infringe on the right of states to dictate their own election laws and would unduly favor the Democratic party. The latest version of the voting rights legislation would establish a federal election framework, create rules aimed at preventing partisan redistricting, and overhaul the campaign finance system. 

The bill also included provisions favored by moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who joined Republicans in voicing concern about previous versions of the bill. The legislation includes a Manchin-backed effort to limit voter ID requirements.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., decried the bill as a federal “election takeover scheme.”

Many fear that the voting legislation going down in flames again will force the Democrats who hold a slim majority in the Senate to vote to overturn the filibuster rules.

Progressive Democrats have repeatedly called for the filibuster to be changed or abolished entirely in response to Republican efforts to block key elements of Biden’s legislative agenda. McConnell has warned any effort to abolish the filibuster would result in complete gridlock in the Senate.

Moderate Democrats, including Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, have resisted calls to abolish the filibuster. Biden has also spoken out against the idea in recent months.

But there are signs that some Democrats could alter their stance if priority legislation continues to fail. Sen. Angus King of Maine, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, recently indicated he was open to changes to the filibuster.

“I’ve concluded that democracy itself is more important than any Senate rule,” King said.

32 thoughts on “Senate Republicans Put a Stop to Democrats’ Voter Fraud Scam”
  1. I have to wonder why the public does not see what is happening in this country from both sides. Swamp? No wonder some of us are trying to put ALL on our states ballot. Enough

  2. It’s well that the Senate Republicans are putting a stop to the illegal entry of people that the Dems, especially Joe Biden, are attempting to bring into America! These people have no right to bring illegals into the country just because those illegals want to come to live in America! There are acceptable ways to come to live in America and that is what all these aliens must do! They will be sent back to wherever they came from if they attempt to enter the country illegally! Those who are aiding and abetting illegals should be fined for their unacceptable behaviour!

  3. The Constitution states that Elections are governed by each state, not infringed upon by the Federal government. But in typical Democratic party ignorance they want to control it. They want all these illegals they are shipping all over the country, to be able to vote as they know since they depend on our government for everything they will vote Democrat without Vote4 I’d laws, and fraud to be easily used if it looks like they are loosing in critical states.( no one will know if the ballot comes from a illegal, a dead person etc as part of the statute restricts recounts and Audits .

  4. This entire bill is unconstitutional. The Constitution states very specifically that the various state legislatures, and ONLY the state legislatures, have authority over voting rules and regulations in the various states. The Federal government has absolutely NO authority to get involved in voting matters of this sort. It is a blatant, naked effort by the Dems to rig the election system so that they will never again lose an election.

  5. I just found out that it is ACTUALLY Barak Obama that is running the white house. No capital letters on white house. That’s because the Dems and Biden with his administration are not in the White House in DC. They are not allowed to use it and are using the movie set white house in Atlanta, Georgia. Barak is ruining our country and using so called Biden to take all the heat. Except for the fact that the real Joe Biden was executed a few months ago. He is not alive, folks. There is an imposter or actor playing Joe Biden. I am so outraged at the treasons being committed by the Democrats, Obama and the Biden administration that I am dreaming of seeing all of them be burned alive along with Hillary who is actually a clone. But, clones can e burned, too Sorry if this offends any of you. But, enough is enough. There is going to be a lot more suffering for all of us until those monsters are dead! AND I never in my life thought I could feel this way about death. Enough is enough!

  6. Everyone that is saying the States have control of their elections are correct. We do not want give the federal government any control over the elections. Then the Communists have permanent control. Biden has stepped over our rights given to us by our constitution. Biden has committed crimes and has done illegal activities before becoming the illegal President and after swearing in. Most of there crimes have been against the Constitution of the US.. Plus taking our rights from us even to all US citizens UNITED STATES CITIZENS!! I believe the White House has been comprised.Congress should take the necessary steps to gain control. But this has to wait till Nov 2021 elections. I plead with all US citizens put republicans in office. It is the only way to get Biden impeached. I don’t care who it is and I do not care if you like them or what they are saying. There is a bigger issue. Getting rid of Communism NOW! Then they can go after Nancy Pig and Schumer for their crimes against the Constitution.

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