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Moscow Mitch has new GOP comrades in his fight to let Putin mess with our elections

10/31/2019 6:32 am ET Sunny Hundal

Moscow Mitch screws Kentucky military families in favor of Trump's border wall vanity project 1

On Wednesday another Republican Senator blocked a crucial bill to protect and strengthen elections in the US.

Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), chair of the Senate Rules Committee, blocked an ethics and elections reform measure known as H.R. 1, which had already been passed in the House. He justified the block by claiming the legislation would “give the federal government unprecedented control over elections in this country.”

Senate rules allow any one senator to try and vote on or pass a bill, but also allows any other senator to block it.

Not the first time election security bills have been stalled in the Senate, Moscow Mitch has already made election security a sham.

As The Hill points out: “Republicans blocked several election-related bills last week, including legislation to require campaigns notify the FBI of offers of foreign assistance and a separate bill to make sure political advertisements on social media are subject to the same stricter rules as ads on television or radio.”

Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) argued on the floor, “The For the People Act repairs our broken campaign finance system, opens up the ballot box to all Americans [and] lays waste to the corruption in Washington. We must unite in defense of our electoral system and in defense of the sanctity of our democracy.”

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) said this is bill was important “because everything else we care about … is going to fail if we let this chamber be controlled by powerful special interests through this corrupted system.”

But their pleas were ignored by the GOP.

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