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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.”

Reprinted with Permission from - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

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JJ Johnson-Smith
1 month 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.

herblady
1 month 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.

John S.
1 month ago
Reply to  herblady

Your right, AMAC is a liberal snowflake sight these Days! I heard they got a nice fat check from S*ros!

‘Nonymous
1 month 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?!

Moonpup
1 month ago

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

Steven
1 month 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.

Xtech
1 month ago
Reply to  Steven

They know they can’t possibly get anywhere near the number of votes necessary, probably even from their own party :(

FRANK RANDAZZO
1 month ago

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

Arleta
1 month 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!

Albertson Kathryn
1 month 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.

Dr. Joseph Voglund
1 month ago

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

Jesse Tiede
1 month 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?

Steve
1 month ago
Reply to  Jesse Tiede

No We won’t if We sit down and whine and cry like McConnell and McCarthy. Wakeup people we are being attacked from within by a Domestic government!

teresa
1 month 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

Mary
1 month 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!

FRANK RANDAZZO
1 month ago
Reply to  Mary

Also the supreme court.

Dave
1 month 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.

Patty
1 month 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.

teresa
1 month ago
Reply to  Patty

keep in mind – that all haters always get their just due – there is no specific time and place but little by little it does happen

Phillip
1 month ago
Reply to  teresa

I suppose at our age we can just shrug and say we won’t have to live through the period of injustice. But, I pity those who will.

Karen
1 month 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!!!!

Ron Howard
1 month ago
Reply to  Karen

Convention of States (Article V)

Allan Brem
1 month ago

Pictured – Team Quid Pro Quo

rjb
1 month 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

HocasPocas
1 month ago
Reply to  rjb

If you look closely most BLM members rioting are not black or dark skinned

teresa
1 month ago
Reply to  HocasPocas

while you may be correct there are plenty of others who are black!! many who are for blm are black bc i see them when i am driving and they have their signs!!!! many have masks or pins or shirts with blm on them and they are black – the whites are wanna be’s who just like to get in on violence and chaos and don’t give a rat’s you know what! it is a hate group anyway

Steve
1 month ago
Reply to  rjb

You are right we are being attacked from the inside by a domestic government! And we have sit back and let it happen waiting for someone else to take care of it. Have you ever heard “ GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH”

cadillaccarl
1 month ago
Reply to  rjb

You need to learn when to use some CAPS !!!!

Brenda Blunt
1 month 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!!!

teresa
1 month ago
Reply to  Brenda Blunt

we true Americans need to fight for it – get rid of rinos and have Trump be at the head of this – he can get it done.

Steve
1 month ago
Reply to  teresa

He can’t do it by himself! It takes WE THE PEOPLE! And get God back into this country!

Dove
1 month 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.

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PaulE
1 month ago
Reply to  Dove

May I suggest you look at the prevailing globalist sentiments that were all the rage in much of Europe and the U.K. during the late 80’s and 1990’s for the answer to your question. That and the growing desire within a certain political class of the U.K. at the time to address certain domestic budgetary issues by reducing the expenses associated with maintaining a large administrative presence in Hong Kong. The U.K even back then was a declining power. They simply lacked the economic and military resources to maintain what used to be their far flung empire. So handing over Hong Kong, with a 50 year agreement with the CCP, seemed to be a way for them dispose of a territory they could neither financially nor militarily maintain anymore.

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Gunny Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Dove

Good luck with Japan! was stationed there for 2+ years. They may look like there is nothing but the most modern way to chase, but under it all still beats the heart of a warrior. Will not be an easy time for the ChiComs.

Phillip
1 month ago
Reply to  Dove

The Biden administration certainly won’t do it, but the US has to throw major military and economic support to Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia. They are our first line of defense.

Matthew Knudson
1 month 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.

J.R.
1 month ago

Here, here, there was a day and time in this country when one could come home from a hard days work turn on the tv and watch one of the 2 or 3 stations that was available and you could rely on the news and information they provided to be fairly accurate and true. These days however one has to work hard some more to read and listen to as many sources as posible to dig out the truth, most people don’t have time to do all that. Unfortunately FREEDOM IS NOT FREE, and it takes a lot of hard work and dedicaion to hold on to it. If people would put as much effort into keeping their freedom and liberty as they do into keeping up with useless sports trivia the country would be in much better shape.

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