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Chuck Schumer brought HR1 – SR 1 to the floor around 3:30 a.m. after the Senate had concluded 15 hours of amendment votes on a $3.5 trillion budget resolution. In the dead of night, Schumer sought to pass the federal overhaul of elections by unanimous consent, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Only one objection by a senator was required to stop the process. In a roughly 15-minute back-and-forth, Cruz tanked Schumer’s attempt to force the election bill through the Senate.
“This bill would constitute a federal government takeover of elections. It would constitute a massive power grab by Democrats.
It would disenfranchise millions of Americans and it would do precisely the opposite of its nominal title, ‘For The People.’ It is, instead, for the politicians because it entrenches politicians and ensures that the people cannot vote them out of office.
It would strike down virtually every reasonable voter integrity law in the country, including voter I.D. laws supported by the overwhelming majority of this country, including prohibitions on ballot harvesting, again widely supported by people in this country. It would mandate that felons be allowed to vote, and it would automatically register millions of illegal aliens to vote. It would profoundly undermine democracy in this country, and for that reason I object.”
Force states to use universal mail-in ballots and a slew of things like online voter registration/early voting.
Allow anyone with a record in a state or federal database - especially anyone with an ID or government records of any kind - to be automatically registered to vote without checking citizenship status.
Force states to count ballots that arrive up to 10 DAYS AFTER THE ELECTION.
Force states to allow mass drop-offs of ballots, a tactic used in "harvesting" operations where people collect ballots - either by paying people or stealing from them - and filling them out in bulk.
Ban voter ID.
Bar state and local election officials from maintaining voter rolls and eligibility.
Redraw congressional districts according to the whims of unelected bureaucrats who would work at the behest of the Dems.
Allow illegal immigrants to count in congressional counts and have representation in D.C.
Allow criminals to vote the second they step out of prison.
Put red tape in place to make it harder for grassroots organizations to fundraise and get their platform out.
Allow private political donations to be made public. Hint: those who give wrongly will get cancelled.
originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: infolurker
Screw Cruz man, that dude is a freaking joke that has no backbone.
The bill though has some good and bad. Because of the bad I am glad this happened. Sucks it had to be Cruz the flipflop master.
originally posted by: Ahabstar
If you are not responsible enough to own a firearm then you are not responsible enough to vote.