‘Freedom to Cheat Act’ Will ‘Strike Out’ Voter ID

Republican leaders warned Tuesday of Democrats’ latest push for federal election reform, pointing specifically to bills on voter ID and voter registration on the same day.

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) discussed proposals for the reform of federal elections pending before Congress has been called into question.

“We’re calling it the Freedom to Cheat Act,” McDaniel said of the Freedom to Vote Act, which Senate Democrats hope to pass against Republicans’ wishes by changing the 60-vote filibuster rule.

“It destroys the state’s identity laws, which 36 states have passed,” the president said. “This bill eliminates the more secure requirements for voter IDs and replaces them with a process rife with fraud.”

Chairman Ronna McDaniel speaks during a press conference at Republican National Committee headquarters on Nov. 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Indeed, the sweeping bill would instruct states with voter identification laws to: broaden their accepted forms of voter identification to allow for various alternatives, including forms of identification that do not contain a photo.

The influential conservative think tank Heritage Foundation, which actively lobbies states to tighten their electoral processes, sees the “model” voter identification rules as the rules that require voters to present a government-issued ID that includes a photo and makes it clear that the voter is a US citizen when they vote. In December, Heritage scored states on this measure and found that six states, including Georgia — a state that has gone ground zero in the battle for election laws — received perfect scores on voter identification laws specifically. Another 22 states received at least partial recognition or more for their voter identification laws.

McDaniel cited Atlanta’s recent municipal elections, which took place long after Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed Georgia’s high-profile electoral integrity bill last year. Despite Democrats and some corporations attacking the review bill, claiming it amounted to oppression of racial minorities, the major Georgia newspaper, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported the municipal elections went smoothly for the voters.

“Most voters reported that they did not encounter any obstacles in the polls,” said de AJC wrote. McDaniel also noted that Atlanta turnout increased 17 percent.

The chairman added that boycotts that took place, namely by Major League Baseball, over the election law were because Democrats such as Biden and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams publicly misrepresented it. She noted that Washington Post check facts Biden gave the president “four Pinocchios” at the time for his comments on one of the bill’s provisions.

“Georgians missed out on $100 million in projected revenue. Companies that had struggled through the pandemic and counted on that revenue missed out because of the lies Joe Biden and the Democrats told about the law in Georgia,” McDaniel said. they said was a lie.”

Las Vegas, Nevada - October 24: Former Georgia Governor Candidate Stacey Abrams Waits To Speak At A Democratic Canvas Kickoff As She Campaigns For Joe Biden And Kamala Harris At Bruce Trent Park On October 24, 2020 In Las Vegas, Nevada .  The Personal Voting For The General Election In The Battlefield State Began On October 17 And Will Last Until October 30.  (Photo By Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Stacey Abrams waits to speak at a Democrat canvas kickoff as she campaigns for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at Bruce Trent Park on October 24, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

McDaniel also noted that the Freedom to Vote Act “would force 29 states to introduce voter registration on the same day. It forces [states] allow violent criminals to vote. I mean, the list goes on and on about how bad, how really bad this bill is.”

Senate Democrats, led by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), have expressed serious interest in voting sometime next week to change Senate rules to pass election reforms. despite two Democrats remaining against changing the 60 votes. filibuster rule, the main rule that — if amended or circumvented — would allow Schumer to pass electoral reforms with a simple majority of senators rather than 60.

Scott accused that “Democrats don’t want free and fair elections. They want elections that only Democrats can win.”

“We saw this last year, they’ve had a hard time, the Democrats, passing on their radical agenda, so they want to change the rules,” Scott said. “They want to change the rules so they can ban voter identification, even though it’s very popular across the country.”

Write to Ashley Oliver at: aoliver@breitbart.com. Follow her on Twitter on @ashliver.

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