Mitch McConnell is actively working against fair elections in America

Mitch McConnell

The Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) refused to allow former President Obama to issue a bipartisan warning to the American people about Russian interference prior to the 2016 presidential election. As a consequence, millions of people have lost hope in election integrity, much less getting the leaders that the majority vote for.

Now on Wednesday, the senatorial tortoise blatantly refused to allow a vote in the upper chamber on a House election reform bill called the “For the People” Act, or HR-1.

According to the Hill:

“The legislation aims to expand voting rights by creating automatic voter registration and making Election Day a national holiday for federal workers.”

When asked why he chose to block a vote on the bill, McConnell offered a smug response:

“Because I get to decide what we vote on,” said McConnell.

Following his response, hear the laughter of representatives confident that the People are powerless to stop them. So much for democracy?

McConnell claimed that the reason the bill would not make it to a vote was that it has too many pages in it.

“This sprawling 622-page doorstop is never going to become law. I certainly don’t plan to even bring it to the floor here in the Senate,” McConnell said of the legislation Monday.

He then admitted that our elections are in need of reform.

“There’s always improvements and reforms to be made, but this certainly isn’t.”

McConnell previously refused to consider making Election Day a National Holiday in January. He called the For the People Act a “power grab,” but the point is the power is to be restored to the people, not people like McConnell.

“This is the Democrat plan to restore democracy?” said Mr. McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the Senate majority leader, chuckling to himself. “A power grab that’s smelling more and more like exactly what it is.”

Representative Ted Deutch (D-Fl) shared his response on Twitter, noting that the bill is an attempt to restore the power to the American people.

McConnell appears to be blatantly working against fair elections.

Other important ideas of the For the People Act:

  • Online voting would be possible
  • Automatic voter registration
  • Presidents and Vice Presidents would have to release 10 years of their tax returns.
  • Congress would be barred from sitting on corporate boards
  • PACs and dark money groups would have to share the names of donors with the public

Ask yourself: What is Mitch McConnell so afraid of? The answer is transparent.

Chuck Schumer responded to McConnell’s cowardly refusal to reform elections.

“Come on. This idea that having more people vote is a Democratic power grab when it’s part of the fundamental root of our democracy – it’s an act of desperation by the Republican leader,” said Schumer.

In fact, it is McConnell who is staging a power grab from the voters.

So you decide. Is McConnell blocking a vote on the For the People Act to prevent restoring the power to the People? Does he oppose requiring presidents and vice presidents to release their tax returns? It seems transparent that McConnell is actively working against the People, fair elections, as well as transparency into Donald Trump.

If you agree, please contact your representatives to express your outrage.

In the end, it’s up to all of us to put an end to this and demand fair elections for credible representatives who do their job without corruption.

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