Senate Republicans have once again proven they have no interest in free and fair elections in this country. When the Supreme Court made their terrible Citizens United decision, they said electoral corruption could be prevented by full disclosure of those giving political donations. But the Republicans don't want that. They are afraid if political donors have to be disclosed, then some of those donors might stop giving them money. So twice in the last couple of days the Republican senators have voted unanimously to keep a filibuster going against a bill that would require all donors giving $10,000 or more to be publicly disclosed.
On Monday, the vote was 51 to 44 on a motion to end the filibuster by Republicans. Since the motion needed 60 votes, the filibuster was continued. Democrats tried again on Tuesday, and the vote was 53 to 45 -- again not enough to end the filibuster.
This is further proof that the Republicans are not interested in maintaining our democracy. They want a plutocracy -- rule by the rich. And it's another reason to vote against them in November.
Read The Full Article: