WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement on the Democrats’ latest effort to federalize all 50 states’ elections:
“No amount of repackaging or relabeling will let Democrats sneak through big pieces of the sweeping, partisan, federal takeover of our nation’s elections that they have wanted to pass since they took power.
“Seemingly every few weeks, Democrats take another run at this. This week’s latest ‘compromise’ is just a compromise between the left and the far left. It’s the product of Washington Democrats negotiating with each other about how much power they should grab. It contains many of the same fatal flaws as their previous attempted takeovers that have already fallen flat.
“The Democrats’ latest draft would still send government dollars directly to political campaigns. It still undermines many states’ commonsense voter ID laws. It still attacks Americans’ long-standing rights to free speech and free association.
“These are fake solutions in search of a problem. This whole effort is prompted by coordinated lies about commonsense election laws that various states have passed.
“We will not be letting Washington Democrats abuse their razor-thin majorities in both chambers to overrule state and local governments and appoint themselves a national Board of Elections on steroids.”