With the growing consensus on both sides of the aisle of a GOP Red Wave in the upcoming 2022 mid-term elections, all hands are on deck for the radical left to pressure the U.S. Senate to pass The Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
This act which would nationalize elections, in conflict with the U.S. Constitution, would among other things, mandate all states to have early voting, would make Election Day a public holiday, and mandate fraudulent ridden mail-in voting, are necessary measures to combat the actions taken by some state legislatures.
Nineteen state legislatures passed 34 laws to stop election fraud in 2021, the highest number since the center began tracking voting legislation in 2011.
The U.S. Senate will vote this month on whether to change its rules to make it easier to pass a bill protecting voting rights, top Democrat Chuck Schumer said on Monday, days before the anniversary of the deadly Jan. 6 attack the Capitol building.
Schumer has vowed the Senate will forge ahead on voting rights legislation and will vote on changing the rules of the upper chamber by Jan. 17 if the GOP once again blocks the bill.
Politico reported, the U.S. Conference of “Far Left” Mayors released a letter signed by more than 140 mayors of both parties, urging the Senate to pass the two voting rights bills.
Fix Our Senate, a campaign focused on eliminating the filibuster, also shared a letter signed by 60 organizations pressing Senate Democrats to address the filibuster in order to pass voting rights legislation.
“Just as we needed to extend the debt limit to avoid economic calamity, we need to pass federal democracy and voting legislation to safeguard our democracy,” the letter reads. “And just as you had earlier been prepared to recognize that the U.S. economy is more important than the filibuster, we urge you to make a similar assessment when it comes to our democracy and our right to vote.”
The Majority Leader said the narrowly Democratic-controlled chamber needed to consider a change to its filibuster rule after a wave of Republican-led states last year passed new restrictions on voting.
“Much like the violent insurrectionists who stormed the U.S. Capitol nearly one year ago, Republican officials in states across the country have seized on the former president’s Big Lie about widespread voter fraud to enact anti-democratic legislation,” Schumer said in a letter to Democratic senators on Monday. “We can and must take strong action to stop this anti-democratic march.”
“We must adapt. The Senate must evolve like it has many times before,” Schumer wrote in a Dear Colleague letter Monday morning.
Senate Democrats tried to bring the voting-rights bill to a floor vote four times last year and were repeatedly blocked by Republicans, who made use of the filibuster rule that requires 60 of the 100 senators to agree to advance most legislation.
The chamber is divided 50-50 between the two parties, with Democrats holding the majority by virtue of Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote.
Schumer said the chamber would vote for a rules change by Jan. 17, the federal holiday honoring civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Democrats could change the chamber’s rules with just a simple majority, but two centrist members of their party — Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema — have repeatedly voiced objection to doing so.
Sinema said in a statement on Monday that she continued to support both voting rights and the 60-vote filibuster, but added that she was open to debating the Senate’s rules.
The GOP is expected to once again reject the bills, arguing they’re a form of federal overreach. In a 50-50 Senate, Democrats need 10 Republicans to join them to advance the legislation because of the 60-vote threshold required under Senate rules. But uniform Republican opposition has led voting rights advocates to urge Senate Democrats to abolish the filibuster or carve out an exception for voting rights legislation.
In order for that to happen, all Democrats need to be on board. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have repeatedly defended the filibuster and may not be open to amending it, despite supporting the voting legislation itself.
Manchin took part in a series of meetings on potential rules changes with other Democratic Senators during December, which continued through the holidays.
Senators have been discussing two different approaches to altering Senate rules. Either setting up a “talking filibuster” that would give the minority the ability to block action on legislation or creating a carve-out that would provide a path for Democrats to pass voting rights legislation with a simple majority, according to a source familiar with the discussions.
This attempt to change the Filibuster rules to allow the vote to nationalize elections is the only hope the Democratic party has in maintaining the congress in November.
The more dangerous result of them actually ending the filibuster and passing the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act is it would in effect permanently allow the left to maintain Congress until they vote to change the Constitution via the massive illegal immigration, anchor baby births, and eventual amnesty for 40-60 millions of them.
Written By: Eric Thompson, host of the Eric Thompson Show.
This story syndicated with permission from Eric Thompson – Trending Politics
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