Just a few short days ago protestors posted up outside of Mitch McConnel’s home late at night.
They were yelling and screaming for him to “face justice” and crying out for someone to “stab the motherf****r because he’d scandalously blocked gun control bill HR8.
And now a new and massive scandal with Mitch McConnell could put a Democrat into the Oval Office.
Even though Mitch McConnell did nothing wrong.
Mitch McConnell, the majority leader of the Senate Republicans, is in an unenviable position. People think with the snap of his fingers; he has the power to change the course of American politics. In some instances, that’s true, and in other circumstances, things couldn’t be further from the truth.
Now, when it comes to voting for Presidential elections, Mitch McConnel has more control over the matter than other things.
And after a recent hacking conference, where elite hackers demonstrated how easy it is to hack voting machines, Democratic lawmakers decided it’s high time McConnel shift his attention to helping firm up election security.
Democrats believe that Mitch McConnell is preventing them from passing laws that would prevent election fraud. Which is humorous when you realize Democrats are against voter ID laws and all.
Thus far, McConnel has blocked two bills that’d help firm up voting machine security.
Democrats say this is scandalous, but McConnell insists the reason he’s blocked these bills is that he believes voting policies ought to be decided by the states and not by the federal government.
Democrat lawmaker Ted Lieu (D-Ca) thinks McConnell’s putting the whole country in danger by refusing to pass voter-security laws.
In an interview with POLITICO, he said, “It’s stupid to have the view that states have the right to have poor election security,” Lieu said.
“The federal government certainly has [a] responsibility to make sure that we have strong election security all over America,” he said after he and a group of congressional staffers met with cyber experts.
“No state has a right to have voting machines that can be easily hacked.”
The truth of the matter is if McConnell were to pass a federal law mandating federal election statutes, it could create an opportunity for elections to be hacked in an entirely different way.
When states choose their voting system, it may open up a variable risk for hacking, but that also mitigates the ability of hackers to launch a full-scale attack on all federally-controlled voting machines.
If McConnell were to fold and succumb to the demands of Democrats to place a federal mandate on voting security, it could wind up putting a Democrat in office.
And while it may be insanely scandalous in the eyes of those not wanting federal laws on voting.
It would be just as scandalous if McConnell eliminated the rights of states to handle their elections as they see fit.
If the Democrats were serious about election integrity, they’d pass voter ID laws in all 50 states first, and then create a system that enhances voter security on a state-by-state basis.