Morning Greatness: Democrats Desperate to Pass Voting ‘Rights’ Legislation

Good Thursday morning.

Here is what’s on 46 agenda today:

9:30am: The President receives the President’s Daily Brief

10:30am: The President delivers an update on his Administration’s whole-of-government COVID-19 surge response; the Secretary of Defense and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell also attend

1pm: The President meets with the Senate Democratic Caucus to discuss the urgent need to pass legislation to protect the constitutional right to vote and the integrity of our elections

Two minutes of hate:

The Democrats are desperate to overhaul our voting system so they can win every election for all of eternity. The problem is they don’t have support to do this. The public prefers strong election security and integrity much more than they want voting to be as easy as tweeting an ORANGE MAN BAD meme. From Rasmussen last year,

Asked which is more important, making it easier for everybody to vote, or making sure there is no cheating in elections, 60% of Likely Voters say it’s more important to prevent cheating, while 37% said it’s more important to make it easier to vote.

Only 22% of voters say it is currently too hard to vote, while 34% said it’s too easy to vote, and 41% say the level of difficulty in voting is about right.

Majorities of all racial groups – 59% of whites, 56% of Blacks and 63% of other minority voters – say it is more important to make sure there is no cheating in elections than to make it easier to vote.

Likewise, majorities of all racial groups – 64% of whites, 59% of Blacks and 58% of other minority voters – reject the claim that voter ID laws discriminate against some voters.

The Democrats need 60 votes in the Senate to move forward on this steaming hot dumpster fire legislation and they don’t have them. So what to do? Change the rules! These same Democrat weasels were opposed to jettisoning the filibuster when Republicans were in control of the Senate so you can be certain their anti-filibuster position is not a principled one. Even Obama was trotted out to vomit all over the pages of the USA Today tabloid to agitate for the “voting rights” bill and for trashing the filibuster. It remains to be seen how the Democrats will be able to get rid of the filibuster since two Democrats, Manchin (W.Va.) and Sinema (Az.) aren’t on board, the Democrats don’t even have 50 votes. Schumer is using a loophole in Senate procedure to hold a debate on the floor but that will only go so far.

“Of course, to ultimately end debate and pass the voting rights legislation, we will need 10 Republicans to join us – which we know from past experience will not happen – or we will need to change the Senate rules as has been done many times before,” Senate Majority Leader Schumer said. But of course if they change the Senate rules for a majority they only have 48 votes. LOL.

Now over in the House, there will be a vote on a consolidated election and “voting rights” bill on Thursday, in order to allow the Senate to give it “urgent consideration” Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Wednesday.

“Under the steady leadership of Chairman Jim McGovern, the House Rules Committee will meet tonight to prepare legislation for the Floor that combines key provisions of two crucial bills: the Senate’s Freedom to Vote Act and the House’s John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act,” Pelosi wrote in a “Dear Colleague” letter on Wednesday.

“After the meeting concludes, the House will convene tonight to pass the Rule for this legislation. Tomorrow, the House will pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act and send it to the Senate for consideration,” she added.

You can read more about the Democrats’ “voting rights” bill in a nice fact check by Hans von Spakovsky and Thomas Jipping.

As of today, it doesn’t look good for the Democrats’ plan to make it easier to cheat at voting. This is their last chance for a long time to transform the voting system since the 2022 election is predicted to be another shellacking.

46:
House to vote on consolidated election bill Thursday, Pelosi says
Obama backs Biden’s call to change filibuster rules and pass voting rights legislation
Former President Barack Obama: We need to follow John Lewis’ example and fight for our democracy
Quinnipiac poll shows Biden with 33 percent approval rating
Biden Admin Unable To Locate 50,000 Migrants Released Into US in 2021
Biden’s COVID Test Rule Could Cost Insurance Companies Up To $20 Billion A Month
Schumer lays out strategy for voting rights debate
Energy Department Burned Through Nearly $1 Billion On Failed Projects Intended To Cut Carbon Emissions
Social Media Users Track Stock Trading As Congress Considers Member Ban
Price spikes threaten to ground Biden’s big-spending plans
Mitch McConnell calls Biden’s speech ‘incoherent’ and ‘beneath his office’

Civil unrest:
GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy says he won’t cooperate with Jan. 6 committee
Cheney says McCarthy ‘clearly trying to cover up what happened’ on January 6
458 law enforcement, police officers died in line of duty in 2021: A deeper look at the numbers
Critical race theory, COVID policies in Virginia spark huge jump in homeschooling
McCarthy, Foxx demand Biden Ed boss Cardona turn over teacher union emails
Fentanyl is becoming more accessible to kids on social media, raising alarms for parents
NEA urged social media giants to fight anti-CRT ‘propaganda’ stoking ‘violent’ ‘radicalized’ parents
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany met with January 6 committee, sources say
Guaranteed income experiment for Black women aims to tackle racial wealth gap

Coronavirus news:
Doctors rationing potentially game-changing Covid-19 drug
Pfizer’s Covid-19 antiviral pill was hailed as a game-changer, but supplies are scarce
AP tells staff to ‘avoid emphasizing’ COVID case counts amid shift in covering pandemic
Biden sending medical teams to six states to help hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19
School officers sue LA school district over vaccination mandates
ABC News fuels Fauci’s claims about Sen. Rand Paul’s attacks against him are responsible for ongoing threats
Nasal spray could protect against all COVID-19 variants for 8 hours: study
Ronald McDonald House Allegedly Set To Evict 4-Year-Old Leukemia Patient And Family For Being Unvaccinated
Maryland Democrat experiencing mild symptoms after positive COVID-19 test
Kentucky university refuses to go remote, says ‘science shows’ in-person learning is safe
Chicago Teachers Union narrowly votes to approve new coronavirus measures allowing in-person learning

Other morsels:
Film armorer blames ammo supplier in deadly ‘Rust’ shooting
Mexico Sues United States Gun Manufacturers For $10 Billion

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 11: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on January 11, 2022 in Washington, DC. Schumer and the Senate Democrats spoke about their party's push to pass election reform and voting rights legislation. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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