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The Democrats Trying to Overturn an Election Want to Rewrite the Rules for the Next One

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‘This isn’t about principle. It’s just an attempt to use a temporary majority to pull off a permanent partisan power grab. Democratic leaders have razor-thin majorities in both chambers; they’re afraid they are going to lose them; and so they’ve decided their top priority is a Washington rewrite of election rules.’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today (March 18, 2021) on the Senate floor regarding Democrats overturning elections:

“I remember distant days, long ago, way back through the mists of time, when Democrats said it would be wrong for Washington D.C. to overturn a state-certified election result.

“No, wait a minute. That was two months ago.

“Two months ago, every Democrat, cable news channel, and liberal newspaper was melting down over some Republicans’ efforts to dispute state-certified election results here in Congress.

“I vocally opposed those efforts myself.

“But right now, as we speak, Speaker Pelosi and Washington Democrats are literally trying to overturn a state-certified election result here in Congress.

“The voters of Iowa’s 2nd District spoke in November. Their votes were counted. Then recounted. The outcome was certified. There was the opportunity to present complaints in court, but the defeated Democrat passed it up. The process played out in the way that every liberal in America spent November, December, and January insisting was beyond question.

“But there’s a catch. This time, the Republican won and the Democrat lost. So Speaker Pelosi and Washington Democrats have set out trying to overturn the result from here in Congress.

“Congresswoman Miller-Meeks has been sworn in. She’s here. She’s working. But Democratic leadership is trying to use brute political power to kick her out and replace this Congresswoman with the Democrat whom she defeated.

“You don’t often see hypocrisy this blatant, this shameless, so quickly.

“Naturally, now that Democrats stand to benefit, the concept of Washington D.C. overturning a certified election has gone from a massive outrage to a minor afterthought for much of the national media.

“This is happening at the same time that House and Senate Democrats are pitching a massive takeover of all 50 states’ election laws.

“The same people who are trying to overturn this certified election result want to ram through a bill that would let them control the democratic processes that will determine whether they keep their jobs and their majority in two years’ time.

“This isn’t about principle. It’s just an attempt to use a temporary majority to pull off a permanent partisan power grab.

“Democratic leaders have razor-thin majorities in both chambers; they’re afraid they are going to lose them; and so they’ve decided their top priority is a Washington rewrite of election rules.

“The 2nd district in Iowa is just the appetizer. Soon Democrats want to come for the main course.

“Every congressional district. All 50 states. Every election for every federal office would have to be run the way the liberal Washington lawyers who donate to Democrats want.

“Voter I.D.? Their bill bans it, unless states implement a huge loophole that makes it meaningless.

“But ballot harvesting, where paid political operatives can hand in stacks of absentee ballots with other people’s names on them? That won’t just be allowed; it will be mandatory.

“Those are just two examples from an endless list. Outside special interests are putting tens of millions of dollars behind this.

“In fact, some Democrats are so desperate to rewrite the rules of our democracy that many of them want to break the Senate’s rules in order to do it.

“People will argue that it is worth destroying the legislative filibuster over H.R. 1 because the rules that govern our democracy are so important.

“Of course, that’s backwards. The rules that govern our democracy are indeed uniquely sensitive and important. That’s why this issue, of all issues, must be addressed in a fair and bipartisan way.

“This isn’t a uniquely justifiable place to shred the Senate’s rules and ram through something partisan. It is a uniquely unjustifiable place to do that.

“I worked with Chris Dodd to spearhead the Help America Vote Act in 2002. A big, landmark elections bill that made it easier to vote and harder to cheat.

“It passed the Senate 92 to 2. Ninety-two to two. That is the kind of consensus you build if you want to tune up our democracy. That is the kind of broad, bipartisan support that exists for making it easier to vote but harder to cheat.

“A far cry from overturning a result from the last election and dictating the terms of the next one.”

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PaulE
PaulE
3 years ago

Spineless Mitch speaks again. How is “Being willing to work with the Biden administration” working out for the you Mitch? You’re obviously retiring after this last Senate term, so now you want to make lofty speeches of no consequence.

Renner stone
Renner stone
3 years ago

We can’t question obvious stealing of a national election but they can overturn an election that has already been ruled correct. These people have absolutely no scruples or shame.

Joyce Gibson
Joyce Gibson
3 years ago

I agree with Mitch McConnell. The liberal democrats cannot see the results of what their actions will bring except POWER. They want to eliminate democracy from the United States and make us a socialist/communist 3rd world state where even they will soon have no voice. WHAT IS WRONG WITH NANCY PELOSI, CHUCK SHUMER AND THE DEMOCRATIC HOUSE? They are so ignorant and yet they think they are smarter than anyone else. They talk about believing in God and praying, but I PRAY THEY WILL GET DOWN ON THEIR KNEES AND ASK GOD TO HELP THEM MAKE GODLY DECISIONS, because they are giving us away little by little each day.

RJ from Arizona
RJ from Arizona
3 years ago

What the socialist party is doing does not surprise me. The GOP is neutered. Our nation suffers.

Elisa Holliday
Elisa Holliday
3 years ago

If the Republican Party would have stood up to these power-grabbing monsters during this last election, we would not be in this mess. They allowed the Democrats to completely steal the election in broad daylight and did absolutely nothing to stop it simply because they did not like that Donald Trump “tweeted too much”. I can tell you this – the United States as we knew it is gone because of the spineless Republican Party and their “better than the people” attitudes.

Chipper
Chipper
3 years ago

I bet piece that the States may need to stand up to the Fed. And tell them “Hands Off” you election rules, like most rules governing the United States are up to the states! Im only saddened by the fact in my state with Governor Blackface we are screwed. Think if they want to fix something on the election process perhaps campaign finance. We turned blue in VA. due to people with to much money and not a lick of brain. Mini Mike Bluemberg. Trying to change our gun laws. Time to fix this situation.

Ruth
Ruth
3 years ago

I’ve read about this potential miscarriage of voter justice frequently the past week. I have NOT read one, single news release about anyone in the Republican Party stepping up to say they will prevent the losing Democratic candidate from gaining a seat in Congress. We hear about Pelosi’s plans regularly. WHEN will we hear that a Republican leader will defy her to even try to unseat Miller-Meeks? Where is the Republican verbal barrier against Pelosi?

Shiloh
Shiloh
3 years ago

everything this administration does is criminal … how can we get America back? how can we ‘uncancel’ America? who (in the world) thinks we’re in better shape now than on January 19th? we need to stop all this nonsense before it’s too late … but how?

Suzanne
Suzanne
3 years ago

The Democrats are never about building consensus. They know how to cooperate with others ONLY on their leftist liberal/socialist terms. I am sick to death of reading about the myriad ways they are progressively railroading through their pet projects and ruining the country I love, my home. Their blatant actions are hypocritical and unforgivable.

GKP
GKP
3 years ago

Has anyone ever asked the Witch Nancy Pelosi if she is crazy or does she just look like a 80 yr old . loony bag lady/ How can anyone believe after 80 days that Dementia Joe actually knows how to find the White House toilet// The liberals got their wish, but so did some good people who are now drinking the garbage they poured for themselves//

James Kelly
James Kelly
3 years ago

HIGH TREASON; and we know where that goes.

Phyl
Phyl
3 years ago

I am sick of pelosi and her minions. They will do anything to get what they want, total control. Something has got to be done.

Shell
Shell
3 years ago

If it is “harder to cheat” why were so many ballots fraudulent, rigged, illegally done, changed by postal, poll workers, submitted and counted days after the deadlines and why did local people be allowed to change the state voter laws even after voting was over? Why now are we finding so many illegal ballots, some only partially filled out, why did so many courts, including the Supreme Court refuse to hear the cases and there were numerous one….WHY? There are extant videos proving the FRAUD throwing the ballots into the count for a terribly sick president.

David B.
David B.
3 years ago

The evil Dem(on)s are truly the enemies of all things that are Good. They are out to change this Country(and the world) to fit their twisted, sick minds and should be dealt with accordingly.

JohnH
JohnH
3 years ago

We have had +200 years of elections so why did 2020 become the one that was not legal. The Republicans started this with saying election was won by Trump & so now the Democrats are doing whatever they can to get their fingers into state election laws. Both parties have caused this & I ask if every election will be challenged as rigged from here on? Or is this a way for Govt. to take over state election laws & institute Federal control. I for one accept the 2020 election as valid, because the AG Bill Barr of USA said there was no wrongdoing. Does not history mean anything anymore to many people.

David B.
David B.
3 years ago

The spineless Repubs are purposefully passive on this and other crazy Dem actions so they can stand in front of a mic wringing their hands, and crying foul, asking for your donations to fight these injustices! Pure theater…

Karl
Karl
3 years ago

NE FOR HISTORY BUFFS THAT I BET YOU DID NOT KNOW
 
In 1975, President Ford was left to manage the difficult ending of the Vietnam War. President Ford went to Congress for a relief package to allow American personnel and our allies to evacuate. However, there was  ONE US SENATOR who opposed any such support. The result was the embarrassing and hurried evacuation from the roof of the American embassy in Saigon.
This senator reveled in the embarrassment and did everything he could to leverage it politically against Ford. Despite the efforts of this U.S. Senator–President Ford managed to rescue 1,500 South Vietnamese allies prior to the country’s fall. Had President Ford not acted quickly, these people would have been targeted and slaughtered for their support for America. When they arrived in America, President Ford asked Congress for a package to assist these refugees to integrate into American society. That SAME troublesome SENATOR TORPEDOED ANY SUPPORT for these shell shocked, anti-communist, Americans and our helpers, the refugees.
Instead, President Ford had to recruit Christian organizations to offer assistance on a voluntary basis.    As he did so, the Senator belittled those efforts.  What kind of person would oppose President Ford’s tireless work to do the right and humanitarian thing?    Who would want to play politics with the well-being of innocent people who stood by America in the tragic Vietnam War?
 
THAT SENATOR WAS JOE BIDEN

Honey
Honey
3 years ago

Proof positive that the Dems know they stole the election is H.R.1.
If they knew they won fair and square because the voters wanted them to win, the Dems would trust the voters and know that they have no need to try to pass this dictatorial anti constitutional bill.

Kenneth D.
Kenneth D.
3 years ago

During the past half-century, the Democrat Party has morphed into barbarians within the gates, while the hapless and clueless GOP stood around wringing its hands. The “progressive” DNC agenda is an anathema to the principles of our Constitution and Democratic Republic. The Beltway Establishment has become an inbred cartel of career parasites from both major parties who go alng to get along. Time for a genera house cleaning and fumigation…..

Arteest
Arteest
3 years ago

The picture is so telling. I have wondered for a long time what the difference between D’s and R’s is. Now I know. Nothing. So why do some pay club dues to the R party? Do the dues all go in the same pot in the end? If the R’s want to be different they better clean house and transfer memberships to the D’s.

Scott Berg
Scott Berg
3 years ago

As far as I’m concerned they all need to be in jail for what their doing to the country, their all dirty rotten Scumbags ‼️

Voter Ann
Voter Ann
3 years ago

It’s not just the seat in Iowa…. here in Georgia’s 14th District, Democrats have already thrown our elected representative off her assigned committees. Now, a Democrat is beginning the process of removing her from the seat to which she was elected by her district. [BTW – as her constituents, we have heard from her repeatedly about what is transpiring in the House – emails more informative than ANY we EVER got from our congressmen] This is not just wrong, not just illegal, it is unConstitutional. We must fight to preserve the rule of law and our founding documents!!!

The Rebel
The Rebel
3 years ago

America is in serious trouble with jobama and his CA kumbucket———————————–both are parasitic losers !!!!

Mimi
Mimi
3 years ago

Patriot Will, while I agree wholeheartedly with your comments, I would like to point out one blatant flaw. Four times you referred to the Democrats as the “DEMOCRATIC” party. Dear Will. This just isn’t right! They are not democratic in any sense of the word. They are the DEMOCRAT PARTY in name only. I’m sure you didn’t mean to infer that they are a group of democratic folks. Rush Limbaugh, our dearly departed friend was very careful when referencing these underhanded people, as “ the DEMOCRAT party” not the democratic party. Just sayin, let’s not give them credit for something they don’t deserve.

Mary Robertson
Mary Robertson
3 years ago

Republicans better wake up and stop the Democrats, or we will loose our country before the next election!

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
3 years ago

NO, OK GOP fight or lose 2022, 2024
Dems are One way & we Lose
All hands on deck
NO DC Games now

Kathe
Kathe
3 years ago

The left continues to amaze me with their endless stream of hypocrisy and lies.

BAE
BAE
3 years ago

The Dems are shameless and will do anything to win. And Republicans cower to them; so who knows what will happen.

Matthew Knudson
Matthew Knudson
3 years ago

I learned one thing after throwing that TV in the trash six years ago, I’m much happier. The best move I’ve made in my life. I’m fortunate for being alive during the best president’s term in my life.

A president who kept every promise and then some. It also came to my attention that God had chosen this man for our present day. Remember that we are witnessing God’s agenda as he works through this man, Donald J. Trump.

Don’t let the narratives of fake news frustrate you and ruin your day. If you do, they have already won. Life is too short to be wasting it on a fear that is artificial. Fear is a strong emotion. This is why fake news pounds on it daily. Like slamming your hand with a hammer.

I’m sure many remember the old days of TV when they logged off at midnight or one in the morning. They played the star-spangled banner followed by a short remark, “We’ll return to regular programming in the morning.” The keyword was ‘Programming’. Don’t become programmed. Research for real news and live your life to its fullest.

Dove
Dove
3 years ago

The dems follow every single desire of communism. Read ALL of Alinsky’s list. It continues on after the the first step-by-step list. The goal of socialism is communism. This is what the dems want. They would love to be able to openly sell us to China for more work slaves and to copy that system – with them at the top, of course. I would guess that at least 2/3 of China is a slave one way or another. China’s economy is based on slavery just like it was with their thousands of years of emperors. They know no other way.

Dove
Dove
3 years ago

Something I don’t ever see come up. England had no reason to abandon Hong Kong. The agreement they made 100 years ago to control Hong Kong was not made with the communist Chinese. It was made with the Emperor who’s system does not exist anymore. The Royal family really has no power. The left in England wanted to help China take over Hong Kong and that’s the way it went. A new group of slaves for China. They’ll certainly go after Taiwan and Japan eventually.

Brenda Blunt
Brenda Blunt
3 years ago

The Founding Fathers knew this would happen. Need to leave the election process as it is otherwise the USA will turn into a communist or socialistic type country and we all know how that turns out!!!

rjb
rjb
3 years ago

DEMOCRATS IN AMERICA WHERE THE RULE OF LAW MEANS NOTHING IS WHY, BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS POSE A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER, TO THE FOUNDATIONAL GOD GIVE WRIGHTS PUT FORTH IN THE CONSTITUTION, THAT IT IS PAST TIME THAT A SECOND REVOLUTION BEGIN TO DECLAR WAR ON ALL CURRENT INSTITUTIONS DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN THAT GO AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION WITH ITS AMENDMENTS. THE DEMOCRATS CHOOSE MOB RULE. SO WE WILL KEEP OUR REPUBLIC ONLY IF THIS WAR IS FOUGHT. ON EVERY FRONT IN EVERY WAY IN EVERY MANNER TO PRESERVE THIS GOD BLESSED UNION. MAXIN WATERS SAID GET IN OUR FACE TIME TO USE THEIR EVIL WAYS TO CRUSH THIS EVIL. LIFE IS NOT WORTH LIVING IF IT IS NOT FREE. IF YOUR LIFE IS CENTERED AROUND SOCIAL MEDIA YOU HAVE NO UNDERSTANDING OF AMERICA AND ITS FOUNDATION. AMERICANS DIED TO BRING FREEDOM TO BLACKS THE DEMOCRATS MADE SLAVES, AND DEMOCRATS FOUGHT TO KEEP SLAVERY AND DEMOCRATS FIGHT TO KEEP SLAVERY TODAY. TIME FOR BLACK AMERICA TO LIVE ITS FREEDOM AS SOME DO. BLM IS THE NEW KKK IN AMERICA RECRUITING BLACKS TO BRING A NEW SLAVE MARKET TO AMERICA. CORPRATE AMERICA AND ITS CEO’S AND BOARDS ARE AS DEMOCRATS OF OLD SOUTH USE THEIR DOLARS TO PREACH THEIR OLD RELIGION OF THERE IS MONEY TO BE MADE OFF ANY AND ALL TYPES OF SLAVERY. CASE IN POINT NBA NEVER CONDONES CHINA AND ITS SLAVERY BECAUSE IT CAN BUY AND SELL THE BLACK PLAYERS AS IT CHOOSES. SUCH IGNORANCE EMBRACED BY MOSTLY GETTO TALENTED UNEDUCATED,IN SPIRIT TRUTH, BLACK MEN THAT LIVE AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THE OLD LINCH MOB DEMOCRATS TAUGHT AND THAT IS MOB CAN RULE WITH THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF MONEY ANY AND ALL CAN AND IS FOR SALE, WRIGHT HAS NO PART OF THEIR TRUTH. MINDS WERE CHANGED BECAUSE OF THE DOLARS WERE PUT ON THE AUCTION BLOCK. SOLD YESTERDAY SOLD TODAY THEY CAN’T EVEN SEE THEIR CHAINS. GREAT MIND CONTROLE FOR MOSTLY WEAK MINDES THAT WERE NEVER TAUGHT TRUTH. NO FATHERS MOSTLY AND MOMS MOSTLY TRYING TO PUT FOOD ON TABLE AND ROOF OVER HEAD. NO TIME FOR GOD FOR MOST PART WITH SOME GREAT EXCEPTIONS, JUST WAY TO FEW. THE SHARPTONS AND THE JACKSONS NEVER NEW THE SPIRIT OF MLK ONLY A MEANS TO STICK THEIR FOOT IN THE DOOR HE MADE HE OPENED, THEY BECAME THE WHIP HOLDERS FOR DEMOCRAT SLAVE MASTER. ISIAH 5:20

Allan Brem
Allan Brem
3 years ago

Pictured – Team Quid Pro Quo

Karen
Karen
3 years ago

OK Repubs, get tough. It’s time to take back the government!!!! Insist the left devil’s disciples follow the constitution. Let’s get them in 2020, if not before!!!!

Patty
Patty
3 years ago

I admit, I find this discouraging in that I am not at all confident we can recover from this assault on our Constitution and all else that is “truly & lawfully American”. President Trump fought long and hard … the hardest working President in modern history. Yet, in all that he “did” accomplish, there was so much more to be done …. that wasn’t … because of the Democrats & RINOs 4 year long lies & obstruction and eventual theft of OUR votes ‘for’ President Trump.
The opposition refused to work with the President of the United States of America. Why should we believe they will work with us? They won’t.

Dave
Dave
3 years ago

Well golly gee wiz Mitch, maybe you should have fought for election integrity a couple months back and maybe we wouldn’t be here.

Mary
Mary
3 years ago

The Democrats are so hungry for power. They know they can get away with anything! Who’s going to stop them ? The Republicans? Good luck on that one. Some of The Republican Senators that refused to do the right thing with the 2020 election fraud like McConnell!

teresa
teresa
3 years ago

these dopes are a danger to our society – they think they are going to get away with unlawfulness time and time again! think twice bc President Trump (our real leader) is still in the picture and we supporters will not allow your nonsense to continue – watch your backs dumos

Jesse Tiede
Jesse Tiede
3 years ago

We, the People of the United States of America, will never see another “Honest” Election! Now that the Democrats know how to literally STEAL one, why should they worry about it?

Dr. Joseph Voglund
Dr. Joseph Voglund
3 years ago

Such typical hypocrisy of the liberals, progressives and/or democrats. Whatever title they use.

Albertson Kathryn
Albertson Kathryn
3 years ago

Something must be done about election management/fraud. The Democrats do not intend to lose again by whatever means necessary. Congressmen, all of them. Need to stand up an support the intent of our constitution, not by putting personal fears first.

Arleta
Arleta
3 years ago

WE WON, THIS IS A FRAUDULENT SOCIALIST GLOBALISTS CRIMINAL TAKEOVER! EVERY EXECUTIVE ORDER including H.R. 1 is criminal and illegal! CPAC, AMAC, RNC, TEA PARTY, JUDICIAL WATCH, ACLJ, need to take this to the SUPREME Court/Judicial Courts in every state, along with illegal openings of states southern borders! Each state Texas, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, CA must take responsibility for their own borders, shut down their Southern Borders, completely finish their sections of walls in their states or be sued by their citizens for repeatedly opening their borders and the country to criminal COVID Fentanyl human trafficking rape robbery theft danger! MAGA taxpayers paid for the Wall and it is their responsibility to completely finish it not for State Attorneys to whine and pretend like they are not responsible! 

This is just more of the Republican National Committee adherence to deceitful globalists plans! National Congresspersons McConnell, McCarthy weakness! MAGA KNEW THE DANGERS TO OUR REPUBLIC that is why we voted in historic numbers OVER 75 million! Mitch McConnell Kevin McCarthy need to do more than smile and whine and give in to Socialists Democrats, which always occurs when they have been given the majority and lose it!

FRANK RANDAZZO
FRANK RANDAZZO
3 years ago

I AM TOTALLY SICK OF THE DEMORAT PARTY. THEY ARE DESTROYIG OUR COUNTRY.

Steven
Steven
3 years ago

My question is this; since Biden and his cronies are obviously trying to destroy this country, why haven’t the Republicans or even some of the Dem’s started articles of impeachment already? In my
opinion they are either complicit or just plain stupid.

Moonpup
Moonpup
3 years ago

“For The People” (Who are now in power and want to stay there) Act, the HR1 should be renamed.

‘Nonymous
‘Nonymous
3 years ago

This is in no way legislation! It is treason, and should be treated as such! When are the sheeple of this country going to understand this?!

herblady
herblady
3 years ago

I’m a AMAC member Yet AMAC Has Deleted My Comment made this a.m. Seems Even AMAC is Filled With MSM Bias!!!!!! & Censorship, What is Your Excuse, I Posted Nothing that warranted your deleting it? What Did McConnell Think Was Going to Happen, When he and the Rest of The Trump Hater’s Including Mike Pence, Stood By and Did Zero To Call out & Investigate, and put a Stop To this Clearly Stolen Election. If you as an American really wants to stand up and resist this take over. There is a Unity Summit tomorrow Video on ACWT .org site 3/16/21 gives the how to sign up, It’s Free, Sidney Powell is but one of the Speakers. That’s America Can We Talk .org It’s not a Fund Raiser they just want to get more people involved and informed, what these different groups are doing to try and fight this take over of Our Freedoms. Make America Free Again, go to defend our union .org and click get involved txt 4747 Action. Remember it is the 3/21, must be pre-signed up to view and hear these speakers. There are also State Groups, for those interested.

JJ Johnson-Smith
JJ Johnson-Smith
3 years ago

They need to shut-up and accept the results, just like they told US we had to do! Or, they COULD push the issue, and open a door they can’t close.

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