Democrats have been trying to pass various voting reform laws for years, and that controversy has only intensified in recent months.
And since the 2020 presidential election, Republicans have been fighting to restore election integrity — and they’re going to keep fighting.
If a certain Democrat voting bill passes, they’re prepared to sue.
Leftist politicians are trying to push through H.R. 4, which is also known as the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
Democrats claim it’s a necessary step to ensure “equity” among voters and voter rights.
On the other hand, Republicans say that it gives the federal government far too much power, and decreases state power of their own elections.
That’s why one group swears that even if it passes, they won’t let it become a law.
Via Fox News:
A coalition of 23 state attorneys general is sending a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday threatening to sue to prevent the implementation of a Democrat-backed voting bill should it become law.
This coalition is led by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, who calls H.R. 4 an “effort to circumvent Supreme Court decisions.”
He also says it infringes on the will of the people and state sovereignty.
According to the letter the coalition wrote, the bill would let the U.S. Department of Justice “usurp the authority states rightly possess over their elections.”
As a result, this would essentially “federalize the election system.”
The letter further claims H.R. 4 would turn the Department of Justice into a “federal election czar,” with the power to change any new or existing election law.
And of course, whichever party is in power would have this ability. And that’s potentially very bad news.
Some Democrats, like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) have come out against this bill and similar proposed legislation, like the S.1 voting bill.
On top of which, the H.R. 4 might not go anywhere, anyway.
There probably wouldn’t be enough Republicans to support it to reach the 60-vote threshold necessary to break the filibuster.
Even so, the coalition swears that if Democrats try to ram it through, they will react swiftly.
- A coalition of 23 Attorneys General vow to stop the Democrat H.R. 4 voting bill.
- They say it would give the federal government far too much power, and would “federalize the election system.”
- It’s unlikely the bill would break the filibuster, anyway, as not enough Republicans will support it.
Source: Fox News