August 13, 2021
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz stopped Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer from sneaking through a modified version of the Democrat’s bill seeking a federal takeover of elections between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
Schumer attempted, after 15 hours of amendment votes on a budget resolution, to have the Democrat’s election scheme bill passed on a vote of unanimous consent. Such votes require only one Senator stand in opposition to prevent a measure from passing.
Fortunately, at least one senator, Ted Cruz, was still paying attention, and he acted to prevent the measure, which would have allowed for easier election malfeasance than already exists in many Democrat controlled states.
Cruz said of the measure, “This bill would constitute a federal government takeover of elections. It would constitute a massive power grab by Democrats. It would disenfranchise millions of Americans and it would do precisely the opposite of its nominal title, ‘For the People.’ It is, instead, for the politicians because it entrenches politicians and ensures that the people cannot vote them out of office. It would strike down virtually every reasonable voter integrity law in the country, including voter I.D. laws supported by the overwhelming majority of this country, including prohibitions on ballot harvesting, again widely supported by people in this country. It would mandate that felons be allowed to vote, and it would automatically register millions of illegal aliens to vote. It would profoundly undermine democracy in this country, and for that reason I object.”