Skip to comments.Democrats Introduce New Voting Bill In The Senate, Manchin On Board
Posted on 09/14/2021 10:24:51 PM PDT by Hostage
Senate Democrats have reached an agreement on a new set of federal voting rules again, but this time it is more worrisome for Republicans because a key Democrat is on board.
In fact, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, who has not been a fan of previous voting bills, spearheaded this effort along with Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and a group of cosponsors, NPR reported.
The package is the latest attempt by Democrats to counteract Republican-led measures at the state level to restrict voting access and alter election administration.
The new legislation, unveiled Tuesday morning by Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar and several cosponsors, builds off a framework proposed by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, who had opposed an earlier, sweeping measure from his party.
Along with Manchin, the new bill’s cosponsors are Democratic Sens. Raphael Warnock of Georgia, Jon Tester of Montana, Tim Kaine of Virginia, Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Alex Padilla of California, along with Maine independent Sen. Angus King.
Republicans have been united in opposition to what they call a federal takeover of state election policy. With an evenly divided Senate, a GOP filibuster stands in Democrats’ way, and their effort would fall short of the 60 votes needed to move the measure forward.
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The bill has provisions to create a national holiday for Election Day, require same-day voter registration in every state, place a ban on partisan gerrymandering, and sets minimum federal standards for elections.
“The right to vote is fundamental to our Democracy and the Freedom to Vote Act is a step in the right direction towards protecting that right for every American,” Sen. Manchin said. “As elected officials, we also have an obligation to restore [people’s] faith in our Democracy, and I believe that the commonsense provisions in this bill — like flexible voter ID requirements — will do just that.”
“The entire voting rights working group, including Senators Manchin and Merkley,” Sen. Klobuchar said, “is united behind legislation that will set basic national standards to make sure all Americans can cast their ballots in the way that works best for them, regardless of what zip code they live in.”
The issue for Democrats, even as they are united on this new legislation, is that Sen. Manchin has said he would not get rid of the filibuster and that means Republicans can stop this bill from passing.
Speaking to CNN’s State of the Union, Manchin said that he “can’t imagine” supporting making a single exception to the rule to pass the Democrats’ wide-ranging elections and campaign finance reform bill. The bill remains a top priority for both the Biden administration and the Democrats.
“I can’t imagine a carve-out,” the moderate Democratic senator said on “State of the Union” when asked if he could back such an effort, Fox News reported.
In June, Senate Republicans successfully employed the rule to block the Democrats’ voting rights bill, which Republicans argue would impair election integrity. Democrats are demanding reforms in response to moves by 18 Republican-controlled legislatures to pass laws on election integrity. Democrats argue that the Republicans are trying to impede minorities from casting votes – effectively a voter suppression tool. Though the claim is highly contentious, what remains true is that Democrats have been unable to prevent the 18 states from passing election integrity laws.
Speaking to CNN, Manchin explained his opposition to the possibility of a filibuster exemption, and pointed to previous carve-outs.
“I was here in 2013 when it was called a carve-out, we’re just going to do the cabinet for the President, and then it went into we’re going to do the judges who are lifetime appointments for circuit and district,” he said.
“They really want to do Supreme Court, but they didn’t at that time the Democrats were in control. 2017, (Senate GOP leader) Mitch McConnell’s in control, comes right back in and guess what, that carve out worked to really carve us up pretty bad. Then you got the Supreme Court, okay, so there’s no stopping it,” Manchin stated.
You cannot fix a rigged voting system by voting.
And if you dare describe the outcome as rigged, then you’re nothing more than a conspiracy theorist pushing “The Big Lie.”
And if you protest publicly, you might be confronted by people that cross the line and assault you. And if you push back in defense, you’ll be arrested for domestic terrorism.
You can’t vote your way out of it.
You can’t protest your way out of it.
You can’t defend yourself.
And yet you listen to others who voice “we’ll get them in 2022.”
No you won’t.
The 3.5 trillion is not dead. It’s lying in wait. Inside it are vaccine passports which IS EXACTLY the CCP model for 24/7 social credit score monitoring. Inside it is HR 1 language for having the Federal Government take over elections from states.
State election reform will wither because of a market drop coming.
The economy will be deliberately crashed. This will bring the 3.5 trillion bill to the forefront to “save you from ruin.” The market drop will be spurred by the US defaulting on its bonds, coming October 15.
Congress will rush through the 3.5 trillion bill to avoid default.
Once the Vaccine Passport system is in place, your life will forever be changed.
This is their plan, the Marxist plan, only they call it the “Build Back Better” plan.
Your 2A rants and threats don’t matter. If you try an armed response, your protest will be blacked out, you will be surrounded and taken out.
State forensic audits will be blacked out and deemed political retribution “against democracy” and shut down. There is nothing you can do to change that action. Future elections are not in your control. This is how Marxists take and consolidate power.
There are only two things that might ‘possibly’ help save the Republic. The first is a long shot and depends on the US Supreme Court. The second will look horrible historically.
1. Quo Warranto.
2. Eisenhower Standing Orders.
The first requires irrefutable proof the election was stolen AND a US Supreme Court that will hear it.. The second is an ugly, shocking military takeover and is full of danger.
>> Manchin On Board
Meanwhile, the people of WV remain fast asleep.
The states own this turf.
The states own this turf.
Manchin is a leftist rubber stamp POS.
these so called Dem moderates always talk one way and go along with the Dem majority-its why having the majority GOP Senate is so important even with the tainted RINOS because even they don’t introduce bills this bad and
And have been for some time.
Manchin is what I would refer to as a first class slickster.
Looks like they found Manchin’s price.
We rectify the problem when we “jam Trump down their throats” in 2024.
Anti Trump “Freeptards” are hilarious in their “lost cause” against Trump in 2016,2020, & 2024 primary and general elections.
They have no one that can defeat Trump, so their only choice is to support the Biden/Harris virus.
Which makes them an internal/eternal enemy.
‘Freedom to Vote Act’... LOL! Now it’s titled as if voting is not a freedom. There needs to be a law to allow voting!
Bwahahaha... and the dumb sheep lap it up! The Democrats will not let this turd flush! Unless they can figure out a way to seize control of the national election processes from the states, they will LOOSE in 2022 and 2024.
Fraud and cheating is the only way they get power and stay in power!
The Dems are the most un-democratic party that exists! The don’t win by fair and transparent elections... they STEAL them, just like any child does when they know they will always loose.
It’s horrifying that they would act to usurp the rights of any republican state that dares to have a fair election law.
Not horrifying. It’s expected by unprincipled children that have no honor and care nothing for the rules. These are children who will stop at NOTHING; will sacrifice anyone and everything to get their way.
These little tyrants will STEAL elections by any means necessary. And if the opposition complains and wants an audit... they smear them 24/7 on every MSM venue. Calling them anti-American, racists, white supremacists, and insurrectionists who are attacking our democratic institutions and hate democracy! blah-blah-blah...
Do you see a pattern here?
Good Gawd, we’ll never get rid of them if we can’t defeat their voting schemes.
The States should pass resolutions NOW that if this is passed they will leave the Union.
the 60 vote filibuster stands in there way.Manchin is a fraud .
needs to be destroyed .A bad conman .
Federal Identification Card with Photo. Checked party of officiation with linked party voting mandatory after current election starts, for starters.
There are no more political solutions.
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