- Aug 11, 2017
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Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., criticized Senate Republicans after they unanimously voted to block voting rights legislation from moving to open debate. He called their actions an "implicit endorsement" of "voter suppression" laws being passed in certain states.Senate Republicans stopped the chamber from voting on the sweeping Freedom to Vote Act Wednesday, thwarting Democratic efforts to impose new voting reforms that could combat state-level restrictions being enacted by GOP lawmakers nationwide.
The Freedom to Vote Act would have imposed such measures as mandating early voting periods and no-excuse mail-in voting, making Election Day a holiday, restoring voting rights to the formerly incarcerated, limiting how long voting lines can be, prohibiting partisan gerrymandering, making it easier to register to vote, improving election infrastructure and enacting new campaign finance reform provisions.
In light of increased threats against election workers, the bill also would have made it harder to remove election officials on partisan grounds, and would have also protected against partisan election audits by taking steps to stop ballots from being mishandled by any third-party workers that might examine them.
President Joe Biden had urged lawmakers to let the bill move forward, saying in a statement released before the vote it was “unconscionable” for Republicans to block the bill and there’s an “urgent” need to address voting rights because “democracy—the very soul of America—is at stake.”
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., criticized Senate Republicans after they unanimously voted to block voting rights legislation from moving to open debate. He called their actions an "implicit endorsement" of "voter suppression" laws being passed in certain states.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer already plans to bring it up for a vote again.
Chuck Schumer is a relentless liar and a perennial demagogue.
He is saying that State election laws "suppress Voting Rights.
The Democrats are not protecting Voting Rights.
The Democrats are protecting their Voter Fraud Crimes and their Ballot Rigging Crimes.
Voter ID laws protect everyone's Right to Vote from Democrats who vote multiple times.
Voter ID laws also protect everyone's Right to Vote from non-citizens who cancel out the votes of citizens.
Banning Mail-In ballots protects everyone's Right to Vote from the Democrat ballot harvesting crimes and their bogus ballot crimes.
Election Audits help uncover the Democrat election crimes.
Schumer's huge lie is that he is protecting Voting Rights and our democracy.
But the Democrat Party's election crimes and abuses of power crimes are the real threat to our democracy.
Barry Obama and Hillary Clinton's 2016 election crimes have still not been resolved.
Obama illegally used the IRS, FBI, FISA Court and DOJ as his political weapons.
Hillary Clinton paid for for the fraudulent Steele dossier.
McCabe and Schiff illegally leaked bogus information to the Press to smear Trump.
Why would anyone ever trust Chuck Schumer?