It's Over: Senate Republicans Defeat Corrupt 'For the People Act'

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Posted: Jun 22, 2021 6:23 PM
It's Over: Senate Republicans Defeat Corrupt 'For the People Act'

Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Senate Republicans torpedoed the "For the People Act," a federal takeover of elections, on Tuesday night. The legislation received 50 affirmative votes along party lines, with no Republican support. Democrats were unable to overcome the GOP filibuster to move forward with the legislation.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) also slammed S1 as an "unprecedented partisan power grab."

"The Democrats’ S. 1 is an unprecedented partisan power grab that seeks to undermine the sanctity of the ballot by codifying a federal takeover of local elections. The Democrat politicians act seeks to eviscerate widely supported voter ID requirements and use taxpayer dollars to bankroll political campaigns," Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a release. "Americans understand states should run their own elections -- not unelected bureaucrats in Washington, DC. As Democrats continue their assault on election integrity, the Republican Party remains committed to making it easier to vote and harder to cheat."

Notably, Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the vote that caused a major priority of the Biden administration to fail.