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Sen. Graham: Dems’ voting bill is the ‘biggest power grab’ in US history

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By Jenny Goldsberry

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday Night to react to Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) latest version of the SR-1 voting bill. This bill calls for a commission to redistrict states, ballot harvesting and no longer requires an ID to vote.

“Well, one, I like Joe Manchin a lot,” Graham said. “But we had the largest turnout in the history of the United States and states are in charge of voting in America. So I don’t like the idea of taking the power to redistrict away from state legislators.”

The South Carolina senator admitted this would not be in his party’s favor. “You’re having people move from blue states to red states. Under this proposal, you would have some kind of commission redraw the new districts, and I don’t like that. I want states where people are moving to have control over how to allocate new congressional seats.” Therefore, his party would remain a majority in those districts.

Wallace asked Graham if he could “go along with the Manchin stripped down version” of the bill anyway.

“So, as much as I like Joe Manchin, the answer would be no,” Graham responded. “In my view, SR. 1 is the biggest power grab in the history of the country. It’s just a bad idea and it’s a problem that most Republicans are not going to sign. They’re trying to fix a problem most Republicans have a different view of.” 

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Biden’s Poor Polling and Harris’ Low Electability Rating Could Have Democrats Considering ‘Nuclear Option’

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway

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With polls consistently showing a poor approval rating for President Joe Biden at below 40 percent, and a recent poll put Kamala Harris’ electability at only 28 percent, Democrats are in full panic mode.

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway. Operatives are preparing for the possibility of a contested presidential primary in which other would-be nominees take on Ms. Harris, but that could be damaging for the party” reports the Telegraph.

Therefore, Democrats are allegedly whispering about a potential “nuclear option” that would call for current Vice President Harris to be nominated to the Supreme Court. The Telegraph writes that “while the scenario is highly improbable, and perhaps a reflection of a Washington rumor mill in overdrive, the fact it has come up at all shows the depths of the predicament the Biden administration currently finds itself in, amid rising inflation, a stalled domestic agenda, and foreign policy disasters.”

The theory in question would call for President Biden to nominate Harris to the Supreme Court in the event a seat opens in the next three years during his administration. Biden could then use “Section 2 of the 25thAmendment to nominate a more popular vice president”, adds the Telegraph.

Under Section 1 of the 25th Amendment, that new vice president could assume the presidency if Biden were to step down while president. They would then become the Democratic nominee in the 2024 presidential election. That same individual could also be the presumptive Democratic nominee in 2024 if Biden chooses not to run for re-election.

One piece of information that is wetting Democrats’ whistle is that current Supreme Court Justice Breyer has said he does not “want to stay on the Supreme Court until I die.”

The Telegraph notes that “the discussion over potential successors to Mr. Biden is highly unusual less than a year into an administration.”

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