ALERT: Democrats Consider Plan B That Would End American Elections As We Know Them

(Rallying Patriots) – Democrats are desperately trying every strategy they can think of to federalize elections effectively bringing an end to our Republic as we know it.

Right when we thought we were safe thanks to Democrat Senators Joe Manchin (WV) and Krysten Sinema (AZ) refusal to support doing away with the filibuster the Democrats seem to have hatched yet another plan to forever change the US.

According to a report from The Hill, Democrats are now considering a new strategy in the hopes of passing their so-called “voting rights” package.

Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia told reporters that he and some colleagues are considering forcing Republicans to hold the Senate floor with arguments in hopes that they will grow tired and allow Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to call for a simple-majority vote.

“There are a couple of paths here,” Kaine said. “Do we go down the path and do a long debate until it’s done and then have a simple debate?”

“We wouldn’t need a rules change to pass the bill by simple majority if the debate is over. Theoretically, you do not need a rules change to pass a bill that’s on the floor, you just have to allow debate to occur.”

The Hill points out that Kaine is correct according to the strict definition of the rules. The 60-vote requirement is for the cloture vote to end debate but a simple majority could be used if the debate has been concluded.

This strategy, however, has not been used in decades and is unlikely to succeed as long as Senator Ted Cruz remains in the Senate. The Hill reports that Senate members have simply assumed the floor is “being tied up in debate when a controversial bill is pending.”

Senate procedure expert James Wallner said it would be possible for Democrats to pass the package with a simple majority by enforcing a strict definition of the Senate rules.

“The easiest way to get to final passage on this bill is to put it on the floor and have Vice President Kamala Harris or Majority Leader Schumer or any other senator start to make points of order against any senator who tries to speak more than twice,” Wallner said.

According to The Hill, Wallner was referring to Senate Rule XIX, which states that “no senator shall speak more than twice upon any one question in debate on the same legislative day without leave of the Senate.”

This rule has apparently not been enforced according to an anonymous Senate Democrat aide who seemed much less optimistic about the Democrats’ chances of passing the package with a simple majority.

“This requires a more aggressive presiding officer,” the aide said. “The parliamentarian is not going to advise the presiding officer, ‘Nobody seems to be seeking debate so bring the question.’ It will have to be affirmatively sought by the presiding officer.”

The aide also added that Republicans could pretty easily circumvent the two-speech rule by simply bringing up new motions to change the bills.

“The two-speech rule is hard to make work because you can always offer another amendment or bring up a new debate proposition and then get two more speeches out of that,” the aide said.

“And once again, the parliamentarian doesn’t look to enforce it again, so it would have to be the presiding officer causing the parliamentarian to do something they don’t traditionally do.”

Constantly offering amendments would allow Republicans to keep the debate going for weeks or longer resulting in an ongoing stalemate. That is the reason why the Senate adopted the practice of assuming a cloture vote is needed to avoid weeks of endless debating.

If Democrats employed this strategy it wouldn’t be the so-called “nuclear option” because there would be no changes to Senate rules. It would, however, have the same effect in that Democrats would be ignoring decades of precedent and passing major legislation with only 51 votes.

Democrats just can’t seem to come to terms with the fact that the vast majority of Americans just don’t support their massive overreach and radical agenda.

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