Durbin Blames Filibuster for Blocking Voting Rights Laws

Durbin Blames Filibuster for Blocking Voting Rights Laws

July 2, 2021

Sen. Dick Durbin called to eliminate the filibuster on Friday, saying it is preventing Democrats from passing their radical “voting rights” legislation, which would ultimately nationalize U.S. elections.

“57 years ago today, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law. It overcame the longest filibuster in Senate history. All these years later and the filibuster is still being used to block voting rights legislation,” Durbin said, urging Congress to “protect voting rights now.”

Democrats are using “voting rights” as the latest pitch to rid the Senate of its filibuster, requiring 60 votes to pass most major pieces of legislation. As the Senate is split 50-50 with Vice President Kamala Harris serving as the tie-breaker, Democrats need ten Republicans to join them in their efforts to make their radical visions a reality.

Durbin is likely referencing the House-passed “For the People Act,” which would strip states of their ability to implement basic election safeguards. The Act includes a number of radical changes, including the federal takeover of congressional elections, protections for illegal aliens registered to vote, the prevention of states from being able to clean their voter rolls, and nationwide vote-by-mail without voter ID.

Democrats need all these voting features because they facilitate voter fraud, which they need to win elections.

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