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McConnell: Dems looking to take control of U.S. elections

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 13: In this screenshot taken from a congress.gov webcast, Minority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) responds after the Senate voted 57-43 to acquit on the fifth day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. House impeachment managers had argued that Trump was “singularly responsible” for the January 6th attack at the U.S. Capitol and he should be convicted and barred from ever holding public office again. (Photo by congress.gov via Getty Images)

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) (Photo by congress.gov via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 8:45 AM PT – Saturday, March 13, 2021

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) decried Democrat efforts to pass their sweeping election bill, H.R.1. During a recent interview, McConnell said the bill is the left’s attempt to take over American elections. He stated he took issue with several provisions he believes will increase the risk of voter fraud. This includes expanding vote-by-mail systems, rolling back voter I.D. laws and same day registration.

McConnell added Democrat leaders will stop at nothing to pass the bill through Congress, including killing the filibuster.

“This is an opportunity for the Democrats to seize power in perpetuity,” McConnell noted. “And they don’t wanna miss that chance. And it’s gonna come down to whether or not we can defeat it in the Senate and whether or not Manchin and Sinema don’t allow this to be decided by simply 51 votes but rather require 60.”

McConnell urged supporters to put pressure on key Democrat swing votes, such as Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) to keep the filibuster. This is necessary so senators can pass an effective bipartisan voting rights bill, not just a Democrat wish list.

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