Fight over elections, voter fraud reaches climax in Washington

By Casey Harper | The Center Square

A fight over voting legislation has reached a climax in Washington, D.C., where Democratic leadership is making passage of laws to federalize elections their top priority by even threatening to “nuke” the filibuster to make it happen.

After questions over voting security in the last presidential election, Republican-led state legislatures shored up voting laws in their respective states. Democrats have now begun aggressively pushing the federal effort to reverse many of these state-based protections against the potential for fraud, led by President Joe Biden. Democratic Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer gave lawmakers Martin Luther King Day as a deadline to get onboard with the effort, but Republicans, and even some Democrats, expressed reservations.

The federal fight comes after months of state-level battles on the issue around the nation.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the Senate Minority Leader, has been outspoken against Democrats’ threats to change the filibuster.

Democratic state lawmakers in Texas sparked headlines last summer for fleeing the state during debate over an election integrity law there. They traveled to Washington, D.C. in an attempt to prevent Republicans from having the quorum needed to pass the legislation. The Democrats eventually returned and the measure passed. Like many other bills around the country, the Texas law standardized voting procedures across counties and created extra measures and penalties to prevent voter fraud.

Last year, Georgia passed a similar bill. Georgia has been under particular scrutiny after the red-leaning state went for Biden and then two Democratic U.S. senators.

Georgia lawmakers passed a bill that, among other things, prohibits sending unsolicited absentee ballot applications, secures drop-off locations and puts in place voter ID requirements for absentee ballots.

That law has faced a flurry of legal challenges, including from the Biden administration.

“This lawsuit is born out of the lies and misinformation the Biden administration has pushed against Georgia’s Election Integrity Act from the start,” Kemp said after the administration’s lawsuit. “Joe Biden, Stacey Abrams, and their allies tried to force an unconstitutional elections power grab through Congress – and failed. Now, they are weaponizing the U.S. Department of Justice to carry out their far-left agenda that undermines election integrity and empowers federal government overreach in our democracy.”

These and other Republican efforts to improve election integrity have drawn strong pushback from Democrats at the state and federal level.

In response, Democrats are pushing new voting legislation that would give the federal government sweeping power over state elections and likely lead to overturning many election integrity laws in states around the country.

“History has never been kind to those who have sided with voter suppression over voting rights,” Biden said in a statement Tuesday. “And it will not be kind to those who fail to defend the right to vote. Congress must debate and vote on the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also has been outspoken against Democrats’ threats to change the filibuster, reportedly saying he would force Democrats to vote on a series of controversial bills, such as blocking vaccine mandates, that none will be eager to take up during an election year.

“Less than four years ago, the senior Senator from Illinois said nuking the legislative filibuster ‘would be the end of the Senate as it was originally devised and created going back to our Founding Fathers,’” McConnell, R-Ky., said of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. “Now he wants the Senate to end on his watch.”

Democrats have heavily attacked the state bills, even accusing them of racism. They have also pushed their own legislation in places like New York City, where noncitizens have been given the right to vote.

Supporters of Republican efforts, though, argue that the bills address voter fraud and that federal elections takeover would violate states’ sovereignty.

“As Secretary of State, I fought the Obama Justice Department twice to protect the security of our elections – and won,” Kemp added. “I look forward to going three for three to ensure it’s easy to vote and hard to cheat in Georgia.”

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3 thoughts on “Fight over elections, voter fraud reaches climax in Washington

  1. Never, ever, has there been such a level of deceit, as leftist Washington Democrats have inflicted on the US People, since January 2021, using a controversial election in 2020 to obtain government power, to relentlessly implement:

    – An increased size and intrusiveness of the federal government
    – A major change in US demographics by means of just-walk-in, anybody-is-welcome, open borders
    – Increased Democrat command/control over the federal government and the American people to “Remake America”
    – Increased Federal government control of elections, which is specifically forbidden by the US Constitution.

    However, Dem/Progs made a major mistake.

    – They intended to use top-down, command/control of the very-inefficient federal government to very-expensively “Remake America”.
    – Their strategy is a highly un-American approach, significantly different from the history of US economic development.
    – They never mentioned the words “private enterprise”.

    Here are three articles that document major election fraud several months before the 2020 Election.
    Make sure to read the URLs and watch the videos.


    PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA, 2020 ELECTION DATA ANALYSIS, by Dr. Shiva Audit Team, based at MIT


  2. The D’s and P’s are showing their failure in learning the history of the US of A… We are a Representative Republic in which the States have the right
    of law over the federal government.. perhaps they should all just move on
    out to a more friendly to their way of thinking country like china or cuba or
    any other socialist/communist central form of government country.. quit
    trying to change our country as we like it like it is..

    Funny they all screamed Pres Trump was a tyrant but that’s the form of gov they want…

  3. The Progressives would burn the Constitution if they could – and it won’t surprise me if they try. They have labeled the Bill of Rights the “Bill of Negative Rights” because it enshrines freedom, it stands in the way of their programs, it tells them what they cannot do. It is the clear intent of the constitution that the states set voting rules. Nothing (except the voters) inhibits the Democrats from campaigning for the laws they want state by state. The Tenth Amendment prevents them from imposing on the states their fiat laws from Washington. They are radiating a strong impression that they are convinced (maybe by diving popularity polls) that they need to control the vote or they will lose the elections.

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