Democrats in the House and Senate are renewing their push for election security.

By |2019-09-08T13:50:38-08:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |6 Comments

Well somebody has to do something. 

Courtesy of The Hill:

Congressional Democrats are shining the spotlight back on election security as they struggle to push various bills across the finish line in the face of Republican opposition.

Democrats in both the House and Senate are renewing efforts to force the GOP-controlled Senate to allow votes on election security measures that have been stalled due to Republican concerns about federalizing elections and re-litigating the 2016 election interference by Russia.

Both House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday sent letters to colleagues detailing their goals around election security for the fall.

“We must continue our push to protect our elections at the federal, state, and local levels, especially in the upcoming Senate appropriations process,” Schumer wrote, while criticizing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for not allowing any votes on the topic.

Hoyer wrote that “the House may take up additional legislation to strengthen election security.”

 I seriously doubt that Mitch McConnell will allow a vote to reach the floor of the Senate since obsttructionism seems to be the GOP tactic for 2020. 

However perhaps if the Democrats keep launching TV ads in Kentucky accusing him of helping the Russians interfere in our elections he may find himself with no choice but to let the vote come to the floor, and we all know it will pass in a heartbeat once it does. 

Mitch McConnell may feel compelled to protect Donald Trump’s bid for reelection, but I guarantee he wants to protect his even more. 

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  5. Anonymous September 9, 2019 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    They’re in a strong position. Moscow Mitch wants a short term budget to avoid a government shutdown while they work on a longer term budget.

  6. Anonymous September 9, 2019 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Democrats better study the enemy of the people. When your self serving elected officials start serving foriegn interest and bullying people who work for the people then these self servers should leave their positions. Besides, dont you think ole turtle face mitch is rich enough?

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