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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:29 PM

Senate GOP rejects election-security measures (yes, again)

Senate Democrats tried once again today to advance election-security measures pending in the chamber. Republicans again balked.

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/senate-gop-rejects-election-security-measures-yes-again-n1135221?cid=sm_fb_maddow&fbclid=IwAR2tGQc-Y_QcqmUffgB98eDXPuI_eEfOEc6_vcZrtSkCsXiws9E0RbnKVmo


WHY?

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Reply Senate GOP rejects election-security measures (yes, again) (Original post)
Sullivan Friday OP
Charlie Mike Friday #1
Carl Friday #2
kevlar Friday #4
Carl Friday #8
Grumpy Pickle Friday #12
Sullivan Friday #5
Charlie Mike Friday #6
Carl Friday #7
bfox74 Friday #9
kevlar Friday #10
Steelydamned Friday #3
PrescientWon. Friday #11

Response to Sullivan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:32 PM

1. I guess there's no point in you people even bothering to show up.

You'll just end up voting for Trump.

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Response to Sullivan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:56 PM

2. Away from the leftist nonsense of MSNBC one gets the full story.

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/482569-senate-gop-blocks-three-election-security-bills

"But Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) opposed each of the requests. Under the Senate's rules, any one senator can ask for unanimous consent to pass a bill, but any one senator can object and block their requests.

Blackburn accused Democrats of trying to move the bills knowing that GOP lawmakers would block them and giving them fodder for fundraising efforts.

“They are attempting to bypass this body’s Rules Committee on behalf of various bills that will seize control over elections from the states and take it from the states and where do they want to put it? They want it to rest in the hands of Washington, D.C., bureaucrats,” she said."

The democrats are playing a political scam.

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Response to Carl (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:14 PM

4. So MSNBC is lying?

I suspect the OP author will never learn this.

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Response to kevlar (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:50 PM

8. Lying by omission of the full context.

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Response to Carl (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:20 PM

12. Agree.

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Response to Carl (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:50 PM

5. Blackburn's state's rights arguements are bullshit. These bills are for federal election security.

What do Republicans have against secure elections?

"….After hearing Mueller tell Congress that the Kremlin is still attacking the U.S. political system, Democratic senators reasonably expected that all their colleagues would rally to protect the country. How naive of them. Democrats then asked the Senate to quickly and unanimously approve a package of election security bills that had already been passed by the House. But a Republican senator, Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi, blocked them. A short while later, in the wake of Mueller’s assessment that “the Russian government’s effort to interfere in our election is among the most serious” challenges to American democracy that he has seen during his long career, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked yet another bill aimed at securing U.S. elections. That was the fourth such bill, so far...."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/25/what-do-republicans-have-against-secure-elections/


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Response to Sullivan (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:57 PM

6. Mueller LOL

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:48 PM

7. You can scream whatever you want but her point is still true.

If dumbocrats wanted to do something they would by normal procedures but they opted for an end run for optics to feed the low IQ/EQ base.

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:09 PM

9. So you support voter ID legislation? Good for you.

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:09 PM

10. Democrats have zero credibility on the subject.

They oppose integrity in our elections.

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Response to Sullivan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 06:12 PM

3. Go read the "DETER Act" instead of.....

....just assuming that because Democrats are pushing it, it's a good bill.

It isn't and it should probably be scrapped and start over.....if it's even needed at all.

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Response to Sullivan (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:09 PM

11. what's IN the bill????

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