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Senator John Cornyn: The Dems seize power in the elections – this is how Republicans fight against partisan attacks on elections


Last month, Senate Republicans unanimously rejected the brazen bias by either political party in modern memory.

Electoral reform majority leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., attempted to ram the Senate through the perversion of voter access to give a party unassailable political power. It changes the composition of the bipartisan federal election commission to give the Democratic Party an advantage. There are federal funding political candidates to run television commercials and buy courtyard signs. It robs states of the power to define their own congressional districts.

And it creates innumerable opportunities for fraud by allowing paid campaign workers to collect ballots, tying states’ hands to keep accurate electoral rolls, and preventing states from identifying themselves to vote.

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The reforms in this bill reflect not only the views of Republicans, but also the views of the American people.

The majority of Americans believe that collecting ballots should be illegal. They believe that states should be able to remove inaccurate or duplicate registrations from electoral rolls. And they support voter ID laws, which are among the most common defenses against fraud. Not only do the Democrats agree with the majority of Americans on each of these points – they are also trying to implement policies that do the opposite.

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This bill was described using feel-good phrases like protecting the right to vote and strengthening our democracy. It even has a rosy name – the For the People Act. The Democrats presented this bill as the savior of what they call “the most sweeping assault on the franchise since Jim Crow’s early days.” But the facts tell a different story.

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States across the country have passed laws that make voting easier and cheating harder, and Democrats have slandered these laws as racist forms of voter suppression. They conveniently ignore the fact that many of these reforms make it easier to vote in red states than in blue states.

For example, Georgia law extended early personal voting to 17 days. President Biden’s home state, Delaware, won’t even offer an early vote until 2022, and even then voters only have 10 days. Georgians have more time to vote by absenteeism than New Yorkers. And they don’t even have to have a reason for their absence.

The myth of voter suppression is just that – a myth. In the 2020 elections, voters are in a record number. Two thirds of those eligible to vote cast their votes, resulting in the highest voter turnout in 120 years. This included higher turnout for black, white, Hispanic, and Asian-American voters.

Ignoring, misrepresenting, or outright lying about the facts of Democrats to justify federal adoption of the electoral system. In fact, another invoice is already waiting in the queue. This law is formulated as a more moderate proposal, but no less brazen.

Make no mistake – there is no such thing as a national attack on the right to vote.

The Ministry of Justice has the power to take action against any state that discriminates on the basis of race, skin color or belonging to a linguistic minority. This has been the case for more than half a century, through Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The Democrats want to massively expand this authority and hand over control of the electoral laws of the states to the federal government.

Again, the facts do not speak in favor of such radical exaggeration. In the entire eight years of the Obama administration, the Justice Department has filed only four Section 2 enforcement cases.

Make no mistake – there is no such thing as a national attack on the right to vote. But the Democratic Party has waged an unmistakable war against the constitutional power of states to regulate their own elections. The first attempt failed, but the Democrats will soon try to do through the back door what they failed through the front door.

The Democratic Party’s goal is not to reform our electoral laws to increase voter turnout – that is the excuse. Indeed, the goal is to radically change our electoral system in order to tip the scales in favor of Democrats and give them a permanent governing majority.

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Just like we’ve seen debates about the filibuster, the packing of dishes, and proposals for new states, the Democrats have a proven strategy – if you can’t win the game, try changing the rules.

The Senate has already rejected a partisan attack on our nation’s electoral laws. When it’s time for the second try, we’ll do the same.

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