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Fri Jul 26, 2019, 07:11 PM

Moscow Mitch Received Donations from Voting Machine Lobbyists Before Blocking Dem Voting Bills

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell squashed two bills intended to ensure voting security on Thursday, just one day after former special counsel Robert Mueller warned that Russians were attempting to sabotage the 2020 presidential elections "as we sit here."

McConnell said he wouldn't allow a vote on the bills because they were "so partisan," but, as previously reported, earlier this year McConnell received a slew of donations from four of the top voting machine lobbyists in the country.

"Clearly this request is not a serious effort to make a law. Clearly something so partisan that it only received one single solitary Republican vote in the House is not going to travel through the Senate by unanimous consent," said McConnell on the Senate floor.

The plans would likely burden the two largest electronic voting machine vendors in the United States, Election Systems & Software and Dominion Voting Systems, with new regulations and financial burdens. Together, the companies make up about 80 percent of all voting machines used in the country and both have far-reaching lobbying arms in Washington D.C. Many of those lobbyists have contributed to the McConnell campaign, reported Sludge last month, an investigative outlet that focuses on money in politics.

Sludge found that Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck lobbyist David Cohen, who has worked on behalf of Dominion Voting Systems this year, donated $2,000 to McConnell during this time. Brian Wild, who works with Cohen and has also lobbied Dominion, gave McConnell $1,000.


Continued at link:https://www.newsweek.com/mitch-mcconnell-robert-mueller-election-security-russia-1451361

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Reply Moscow Mitch Received Donations from Voting Machine Lobbyists Before Blocking Dem Voting Bills (Original post)
Niagara Jul 2019 OP
Hekate Jul 2019 #1
Niagara Jul 2019 #2
FiveGoodMen Jul 2019 #3
HipChick Jul 2019 #4
Hermit-The-Prog Jul 2019 #5
JudyM Jul 2019 #6
Niagara Jul 2019 #8
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 2019 #7

Response to Niagara (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 07:26 PM

1. "Dominion" Voting Systems? Are they by any chance affiliated wih the theocrats?

That is a very intentional-sounding name.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 07:39 PM

2. Interesting question

On both Wikipedia and yahoo finance, I found that Dominion is a Canadian company with headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

I'll link the yahoo finance link in case you're interested in reading it. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/voting-technology-companies-u-histories-133000242.html

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Response to Niagara (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 09:30 PM

3. Such a shame that the founding fathers created these above-the-law positions in government!

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Response to Niagara (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 09:33 PM

4. Moscow Mitch for sale..

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Response to Niagara (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 09:45 PM

5. ban electronic voting machines, save verifiable elections

You can't verify where electrons have been.

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Response to Niagara (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 11:16 AM

6. This needs to be bannered all over the media. McConnell's evil needs to be brought out in the open.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 01:25 PM

8. +1000

As I keep digging on this story, the more insane it becomes.

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Response to Niagara (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 12:04 PM

7. Best Senator money can buy

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