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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked two election security measures on Thursday, arguing Democrats are trying to give themselves a "political benefit."

    The move comes a day after former special counsel Robert Muellerwarned about election meddling in 2020, saying Russia was laying the groundwork to interfere in the 2020 election "as we sit here."

    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) had tried to get consent Thursday to pass a House bill that requires the use of paper ballots and includes funding for the Election Assistance Commission. It passed the House 225-184 with one Republican voting for it.

    But McConnell objected, saying Schumer was trying to pass “partisan legislation.”

    “Clearly this request is not a serious effort to make a law. Clearly something so partisan that it only received one single solitary Republican vote in the House is not going to travel through the Senate by unanimous consent,” McConnell said.
    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/...security-bills
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  • #2
    The whole spin is “it’s partisan”

    what. The. Fuck.
    They speak in bulletpointese leftist nutjob drivel. It doesn't matter. Nothing is as great a motivator as the chance to truly be free.
    -Mr. Raceboy

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    • #3
      Because it might help legitimize democracy.
      Can't have that. I'm waiting for the reps to move to give companies voting rights next.
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      • #4
        I agree that the bill is not serious. Here is the full text:

        https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1540/text
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        You don't need to go past the first section, which would require paper ballots everywhere in the USA. Like 'em or not, many jurisdictions have invested millions of dollars on electronic voting machines, and are never going to go back to paper. Notwithstanding that, even if you thought that was sane (it's not) the bill also requires jurisdictions to be ready with paper ballots for the 2020 election, which is 15 months away. The bill additionally provides for the Department of Homeland Security to have oversight over state elections (I'm reasonably sure that would be Unconstitutional) and would cost a minimum of the stated price tag of $1.7 Billion (assuming no cost overruns...from the feds).

        Pure publicity stunt.

        Pete (knows better than to think a bill does what its title says it does)

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        • #5
          Besides, election tampering helps Republicans.
          "I guess I just hate the fact there is public property at all." - Mr. Raceboy.

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          • #6
            It’d be nice if Mitch could be bothered to actually argue his case rather than claiming “partisan” it helps nothing to do that.
            They speak in bulletpointese leftist nutjob drivel. It doesn't matter. Nothing is as great a motivator as the chance to truly be free.
            -Mr. Raceboy

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