Republican senators voted 50-0 against DEBATE on a voting rights bill worked over by conservative Democrat and coal millionaire Joe Manchin.
Every Republican from Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Roy Blunt, Ben Sasse, John Thune, to Mike Braun, Richard Burr, John Boozman, Shelley Capito, Bill Cassidy, John Cornyn, Tom Cotton, Mike Crapo, Joni Ernst, to Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell, Ron Johnson from Wisconsin, Lyin’ Ted Cruz, Fist Raising Josh Hawley and the rest of the Senate Insurrection Caucus had clear and obvious objections to Joe Manchin III’s “bipartisan” compromise bill. Manchin’s rewrite threw a few bones to Republican voter fraud mongers, notably a national voter ID requirement (not an unreasonable thing, if the IDs are easy for everyone to get).
We can only imagine their objections since they voted unanimously to prohibit discussion of the bill on the floor of the Senate. Here are some of the principled problems their party likely has with the Democratic compromise bill:
Election Day as a holiday is objectionable to all Republicans because it’s unAmerican, working people should have to take a day off without pay to wait on long lines to cast their vote, even during a pandemic spike.
Automatic and same day voter registration is unfair because it allows people who miss an arbitrary registration deadline to still vote.
Two weeks early voting– totally UNFAIR!
Anyone can vote by mail — an OPEN INVITATION to the massive electoral fraud Bill Barr stated was “obvious” (before finding no evidence of it anywhere) and that Ted Cruz gave as justification for blocking confirmation of Biden’s electoral college count — widespread Republican belief in massive “Democrat” voter fraud in the Contested Election of 2020.
Insulating election officials makes it difficult to put direct pressure on them to alter undesirable tallies!
Taking away the partisan advantage the GOP gains with gerrymandering puts the GOP at a terrible disadvantage!
Disclose! Honest Ads! FUCK YOU! How dare you!
Empower the Federal Electoral Committee (put out of business by Trump for four years)? The FEC makes criminal referrals for illegal electoral tactics! DEEP STATE! CANNIBAL PEDOPHILES! SOROS! GLOBALISTS!
Ballot paper trail rule is an INVITATION TO MASSIVE COLORED AND POOR PERSON FRAUD!!!
The GOP, party of only the highest democratic principles.