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PoliticsMcConnell Nixes Two Dem. Election-Security Bills

11:12  26 july  2019
11:12  26 july  2019 Source:   nationalreview.com

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Election - Security Bills . Mairead McArdle. , National Review •July 25, 2019. McConnell rejected Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s request for consent to pass legislation approved by the House that funds the Election Assistance Commission and sets up a requirement to use paper ballots, calling it

In July, McConnell blocked two bills that would “bolster election security .” One of the bills would have required a physical paper trail of every single ballot He also opposed an election integrity bill that would mandate political candidates, their staff members, and their families to notify the FBI if any

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday blocked votes on two bills designed to combat election interference, accusing Democrats of pushing them for political purposes.

McConnell Nixes Two Dem. Election-Security Bills© Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters after the weekly policy lunch on Capitol in Hill, May 14, 2019.

McConnell rejected Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s request for consent to pass legislation approved by the House that funds the Election Assistance Commission and sets up a requirement to use paper ballots, calling it “partisan legislation.”

“Clearly this request is not a serious effort to make a law. Clearly something so partisan that it only received one single solitary Republican vote in the House is not going to travel through the Senate by unanimous consent,” McConnell argued.

‘Moscow Mitch’ Tag Enrages McConnell and Squeezes G.O.P. on Election Security

‘Moscow Mitch’ Tag Enrages McConnell and Squeezes G.O.P. on Election Security Senator Mitch McConnell is usually impervious to criticism, even celebrating the nasty nicknames that have been bestowed on him by critics. But Mr. McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is incensed with his new moniker, “Moscow Mitch,” and even more miffed that he has been called a “Russian asset” by critics who accuse him of single-handedly blocking stronger election security measures after Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. © Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, is usually impervious to criticism. But “Moscow Mitch” has left a mark.

GOP blocks attempts to pass election security bills . GOP goes on shows/does interviews blaming Dem's fault for not supporting more funding. Can't possibly be the GOP's fault for creating the mess, no sir "The Republican Party uses McConnell to block two election security bills ". If the GOP had a

Election - Security Bills ***. National Review: “Clearly this request is not a serious effort to make a law. McConnell has argued that elections should be controlled by states, not federal authorities, and says Congress has already addressed the election - security concerns that arose from the 2016

The majority leader also shot down Democratic senator Richard Blumenthal’s request for consent to pass a second election-security bill that would require political candidates, their families, and their campaign associates to report to the FBI offers of assistance from foreign governments.

McConnell has argued that elections should be controlled by states, not federal authorities, and says Congress has already addressed the election-security concerns that arose from the 2016 election.

The requests for the bills come a day after former special counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony about Russian election interference, during which he warned that future election meddling from foreign governments is imminent.

“They are doing it as we sit here,” Mueller said. “Over the course of my career, I’ve seen a number of challenges to our democracy. The Russian government’s effort to interfere in our election is among the most serious.”

“Mueller’s testimony was a clarion call for election security. Mueller’s testimony should be a wake-up call to every American, Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, that the integrity of our elections is at stake,” Schumer said.

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