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.

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.

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.