Discernment on What EXACTLY Filibustered in U.S. Senate on June 22

From the desk of John Lopez: There’s a lot of confusion on exactly what with voting rights was successfully filibustered by Republicans in the U.S. Senate. If you think it was the H.R. 1 or S. 1 legislation, please read why you’re wrong.

Source: California Target Book

Whether FOX News, elected officials, candidates or the public, there is a lot of misinformation about what exactly was filibustered yesterday. While the grid of senators voting on cloture is useless, given it was a 50-50 outcome and in spite of Vice President Kamala Harris, in her role as president of the Senate presided, no tiebreaking vote on a cloture vote where 60 votes needed, please note the title.

“S. 2093”.

In Congress.gov, S. 2093 is labeled the “For the People Act of 2021”. So is S. 1, as well as H.R. 1, which on March 3 passed the U.S. House on a nearly straight party line vote of 220-210, with one Democrat (Bennie Thompson, MS-02) voting against it.

S. 1 only had 49 cosponsors, all Democrats. Who was the holdout?

Joe Manchin

Here’s the Deal that was Filibustered

Prior to Tuesday’s cloture vote, a deal was struck between Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D, NY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D, WV), addressing the issues Manchin had with H.R. 1/S. 1 and why he would not vote in favor of the original S. 1, or the version passed out of the House in early March.

According to media report in The Hill:

“Under the deal, Manchin will provide a 50th Democratic vote on advancing the For the People Act, though it will still fail to overcome Tuesday’s procedural hurdle because of a GOP filibuster that requires 60 votes. But being unified, Democrats hope, will keep the focus on GOP opposition to the bill.

“Schumer said…he would give Manchin a vote on his proposal as a substitute amendment in exchange for voting “yes” on Tuesday. It would be the first amendment considered.”

“Manchin, Schumer strike deal ahead of election bill voteThe Hill, 6/22/21

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As The Hill excerpt stated, yesterday’s cloture vote was about keeping Senate Republicans on record opposing S. 2093 version of H.R. 1/ S. 1, and alleged “voter suppression” along with what some states are doing on voter integrity.

Senate Republicans are also keeping the political pressure, though constitutional concerns, like the administration/operation of elections set by the states, per the 10th Amendment, favors Republicans. Manchin’s changes keep the federal takeover of elections intact.

Putting the politics aside, what are the specifics Manchin wants to change from the House-passed version of the For The People Act? The Hill highlighted Manchin wants in the deal that was struck:

  • No public financing of campaigns
  • Eliminate “No excuse absentee voting”
  • Implement national voter ID, but not necessarily photo-ID-voter-ID

Additional information from negotiations with Manchin can be found here, but any additional conditions were not revealed as part of yesterday’s deal between Manchin and Schumer.

Even if Manchin obtained Senate approval to his highlighted changes, one must wonder when the House had to vote on the amended legislation, if all of the Democrats would stick together for passage.

The country may never find that out, but clearly, the Democrats are taking their stance in Washington, and Republicans within the states, on election integrity and voting rights.

To be decided by November 8, 2022.


Comments

Discernment on What EXACTLY Filibustered in U.S. Senate on June 22 — 10 Comments

  1. More DEMOCRAT treachery and deceit.

    NEVER, under any circumstances, vote for a DEMOCRAT.

  2. Honest Abe, what about all the RINOS like Romney and Princess Lisa Murkowski?

  3. Democrat politicians for many years have resisted implementation of a voter photo ID. They claimed, without proof or substantiation that poor, older and minority voters would be prevented from voting.

    Back in 2008, the Supreme Court ruled that voter photo ID was Constitutional.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna24351798

    “The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can require voters to produce photo identification without violating their constitutional rights, validating Republican-inspired voter ID laws.

    In a splintered 6-3 ruling, the court upheld Indiana’s strict photo ID requirement, which Democrats and civil rights groups said would deter poor, older and minority voters from casting ballots. Its backers said it was needed to prevent fraud.”

  4. NO ONE SHOULD BE MESSING WITH THE FOR THE PEOPLE VOTE SYSTEM, OTHER THEN THE PEOPLE SHOULD BE VOTING OUR SELVES IF WE CHOOSE TO CHANGE OUR SYSTEM HANDS OFF TO ALL POLITICIANS ALL OF YOU GO FRY SOME BIGGER REAL FISH THAT THIS COUNTRY NEEDS FIXIN LEAVE OUR VOTING SYSTEM IN TACT GOT IT MORONS!… IT SHOULD BE BACK THE WAY IT WAS NO MAIL BALLOTS MUST HAVE ID AND PROOF YOU EVEN LIVE HERE IN THE USA! UNLESS YOUR USING THE OLD SYSTEM OF ABSENTTE BALLOTS … GOT IT… LEAVE IT ALONE!!! YOUR NOTHING BUT CHEATERS… AND YOUR TRYING TO PERPETUATE THE CHEAT… LAY OFF YOUR NOT FOOLING ANYONE.. YOUR SO OBVIOUS ITS DISGUSTING AND ALL OTHER COUNTRIES SEE WHAT FEEBS YOU ARE… WE ARE NOT SHEEP… !

  5. Manchin is like a bi-sexual, he goes both ways depending on HIS needs.

    He needs to be voted out at his next contest and WV needs a Republican to take his place.

    Typical politician with ties to the late KKK Tweety Byrd from his state.

  6. Stormy, When you gonna wake up and realize the kabuki theater in Washington, Dist. of Corruption, is played out by both parties?

    Two wings of the same bird of prey.

    Don’t fall for these theatrics.

  7. Here is the problem.

    Woke was created by those who believe “admitting” to a problem is the first step on the way to “recovery”. While this is valid with heroin addiction its an epic fail with racism, corruption, and the sort.

    Politics is the art of the Deal. You cannot “fix” politics, you cannot just “stop” politics, so what can you do?

    This is why we need the civil disobedience network. We are starting from zero because we have allowed Wikipedia to become corrupt. But we cannot let the next generation start from zero, and we are still inside the “woke event” – the Joint Chief of Staff just admitted the military brass to be woke. Every day a new woke organization is created in the media. We are still inside the event.

    We need to publish the recognized patters (the strategies, the events, the deception) in a way that cannot end up like Wikipedia. We need to publish how the White Liberal is indoctrinated to a point when it turns on everything and everyone. We need to document this pathological level of behavior.

    If you cannot do it yourself – help us, Gail and I, find someone who can, please!
    If you are an expert in English, in journalism, in anything relevant – I barter my skills for yours.

    We are not going to just “do something”. I have a strategy, a very broad and effective strategy to make the owner-operated network not just a reality but make it persist for at least for my lifetime. The rest is not up to me.

  8. Toilet Bowl, please becalm yourself, although I certainly get your rage.

    Digital voting is so corrupt.

    It really makes voting an effort in futility.

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