Thank goodness for Senator Ted Crus, who singlehandedly saved America from federal elections in the dead of night last night.
Senator Chuck Schumer brought HR1 – SR 1 to the floor around 3:30 a.m. This bill would federalize elections, and only one vote was needed to shoot down Schumer. Senator Cruz stood and objected, explaining exactly what this move by Democrats would do:
“This bill would constitute a federal government takeover of elections. It would constitute a massive power grab by Democrats. It would disenfranchise millions of Americans, and it would do precisely the opposite of its nominal title, ‘For The People.’ It is, instead, for the politicians because it entrenches politicians and ensures that the people cannot vote them out of office. It would strike down virtually every reasonable voter integrity law in the country, including voter I.D. laws supported by the overwhelming majority of this country, including prohibitions on ballot harvesting, again widely supported by people in this country. It would mandate that felons be allowed to vote, and it would automatically register millions of illegal aliens to vote. It would profoundly undermine democracy in this country, and for that reason, I object.”
Schumer was not happy with Senator Cruz: