The US Senate on Tuesday blocked the “For the People Act” in a 50-50 vote – every Republican voted “no.”
The vote on the procedural motion to advance the bill needed 60 votes.
The “For the People Act” would federalize elections, make ballot harvesting legal and force states to let violent felons vote before completing their sentence.
“The motion is not agreed to,” Harris said vowing to fight on.
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.@VP Harris: “The motion is not agreed to.”
U.S. Senate votes against proceeding to election & voting bill, 50-50 (60 needed). pic.twitter.com/MWaWq5qhEG
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 22, 2021
Kamala Harris said “the fight is not over.”
VP Harris: “This is about the American people’s right to vote, unfettered. It is about their access to the right to vote in a meaningful way … the president and I are very clear, we support S.1, we support the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, and the fight is not over.” pic.twitter.com/6pJ8SUkCKO
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 22, 2021
Since Democrat lawmakers have failed to pass their sweeping elections reform bill Joe Biden is working on a new strategy to make it easier for Democrats to steal elections.
In March Biden signed an executive order that would require federal agencies to expand access to voter registration – making it easier for Democrats to steal elections.
“It is the responsibility of the federal government to expand access to, and education about, voter registration and election information, and to combat misinformation, in order to enable all eligible Americans to participate in our democracy,” the order read.