A Democrat power grab to control local elections by federalizing rules to allow ballot harvesting, ban voter ID rules in Colorado and other states, and making it generally easier to cheat was defeated by Republicans in a filibuster Tuesday.
All hail the GOP!
It was a rare win for the minority party, aimed at preventing voter fraud in future elections by making it easier to vote but harder to cheat — an effort Democrats insist is racist.
Today, anti-democratic forces are stronger than any time since Jim Crow.
— Michael Bennet (@SenatorBennet) June 22, 2021
Making it easier to vote shouldn’t be partisan. Let’s have the debate.
— Senator John Hickenlooper (@SenatorHick) June 22, 2021
U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper is a little off the Democrat message there, but he’s right that his party’s interest in federalizing election rules is to solidify their power to keep Democrats in office.
— Kristi Burton Brown (@ColoradoKbb) June 22, 2021
A reminder: H.R. 1 (S. 1) is not about election reform. It is a power grab by Democrats that legalizes ballot harvesting and forces a federally mandated one-size-fits-all approach on state governments. @SenateGOP must reject this dangerous legislation. #ForThePoliticansAct
— Rep. Doug Lamborn (@RepDLamborn) June 22, 2021
“It should be called the Democratic Politicians Act,” @ColoradoKbb said. “It is actually for the politicians.”
— The Colorado GOP (@cologop) June 23, 2021
The so-called For the People bill, or as Republicans called it, the Screw the People Act, was defeated through a procedural motion in a 50-50 vote along party lines that required 60 votes to pass.