It’s a Sad Day for Democracy if this McConnell Active Betrayal goes Unchallenged

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Disgusting …And a sad day for democracy.

McConnell blocks 2 bills on election security on heels of Mueller warnings

by Trish Turner, ABC News — Jul 25, 2019

One day after former special counsel Robert Mueller issued a stark warning that the Russians are actively seeking to interfere once again in the U.S. elections and called for aggressive deterrence measures, Senate Democrats sought passage of multiple election security bills only to be stopped by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell for a second time this week.

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“It’s very important that we maintain the integrity and security of our elections in our country,” the GOP leader [McConnell] said, but he added, “any Washington involvement in that task needs to be undertaken with extreme care, extreme care and on a thoroughly bipartisan basis. Obviously this legislation is not that. It’s just a highly partisan bill from the same folks who spent two years hyping up a conspiracy theory about President Trump and Russia.”

Despicable … 

Mitch McConnell blocked 2 election security bills in the warning-packed 36 hours since Mueller’s testimony

The Week — 7/26/2019

In the past 36 hours, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller emphasized that Russia is still working diligently to meddle in U.S. elections, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that Russia and other foreign adversaries are finding new ways to exploit U.S. election vulnerabilities, and the Senate Intelligence Committee released a bipartisan report that found Russia had targeted all 50 states in 2016 and “top election vulnerabilities remained” in the 2018 elections and continue to this day, though progress has been made.

In those same 36 hours, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has blocked two bills to shore up election security, one already passed by the House, calling them unnecessary reactions to a partisan Russia election meddling “conspiracy theory.”

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The Senate Intelligence Committee encouraged states, which run elections, to “take urgent steps to replace outdated and vulnerable voting systems,” specifically those with outdated software and the thousands of local election jurisdictions using machines that don’t leave a paper trail to audit votes. “More money may be needed,” the committee advised. Even if Congress acted now, it’s not clear states could make the recommended substantial upgrades before the 2020 election, much less primary voting that begins in six months.

Dastardly …

Because here is what Mitch McConnell is blocking:

One bill McConnell objected to would have both required the use of paper ballots and provided funding for the Election Assistance Commission.

He also objected to legislation that would have required campaigns and candidates to report offers offers of election-related aid from foreign governments.

www.cbsnews.com

Mitch knows without those 2 Mack-truck-sized Election Law loopholes, Trump and his band of lawless Enablers will have little chance of tipping the Electoral College again in 2020.

What kind of thinking American could be adamantly againstPaper Ballots”?

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Well, Twitter has noticed this Anti-American stonewalling by McConnell, and has coined a new Hashtag fit for the occasion:

#MoscowMitch

Contact Mitch www.mcconnell.senate.gov

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9 Comments on "It’s a Sad Day for Democracy if this McConnell Active Betrayal goes Unchallenged"

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Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

It’s obvious that it’s up to us to save Democracy and America, by getting rid of Moscow Mitch, Douchebag Donald and the Rank Republicans. Time to stop playing games.

Surya-Patricia Lane Hood
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Surya-Patricia Lane Hood

“Mitch knows without those 2 Mack-truck-sized Election Law loopholes, Trump and his band of lawless Enablers will have little chance of tipping the Electoral College again in 2020.” I don’t see what the one has to do with the other. Trump did not win the ballot election; he won by the votes of the Electoral College who paid no heed to the ballot votes.
Mitch McConnell is the epitome of a self-willed, powerhappy human(?) run riot.

Markm Mitchell
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Markm Mitchell

Amazing how far the American political system has fallen.

Allan
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Allan
Ya’know, in a nut shell..that 1 line..that 1 single line, really expouses what has become of the US. (and other ‘first world countries) What the F*#k happened..? I’m not real big on conspiracy theories, but if there ever was one, is there some devine outcome, dead-set on making America so divisive as it is now ? Are we all getting caught up in this political alternative spin ?.. I am 100% certain, political lobbying by big companies has tilted the scales so far against the general welfare of the US citizens, (which you would think the government charter is designed… Read more »
David Bishop
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David Bishop

Yes, why indeed would a democracy advocate be against paper ballots? Obviously this racist, compromised republican is defending the 2020 election fix that is already in place. We are headed to civil war.

Joseph
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Joseph

I’ll take an oath right now to make the trip to Ky. to urinate on his grave. Is this this guy a effing monster or what?

Independent
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Independent

mcconnel, barr, nunes and kavanaugh are competing for 2nd place as the most dangerous person in the country.

carol jay
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carol jay

#isisgop knows they cant force their unwanted agenda and ideology absent illegitimate means including gerrymandering voter suppression court packing and foreign interference in our elections

Elli
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Elli

Mitch McConnel is a traitor and should be removed from office. He does not care our democracy but is very self-serving the corrupt. He is just like a Trump.