House GOP refuses to renew election security funding

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If the CEO and board members of a national bank with dozens of branches know that they have someone actively trying to rob them .................... aren't they partially at fault when it happens if they don't vote to increase funding for security?

 

When you find out that is going on at your bank it's time to look for another bank.

 

When you find out that is going on in Congress it's time to look for another Congress.

 

We still have the vote ( I think ) and elections are coming up.


My concern is that off year elections have a history of low voter turn-out.  The Democrats need to notch it up and urge voters to the polls. Many of the Independents and Republicans that are expressing dissatisfaction with trump and the Republicans need to show their concerns at the polls also. It seems to me that a vote for the Republicans or trump is a vote for Putin meddling in our elections.


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If the CEO and board members of a national bank with dozens of branches know that they have someone actively trying to rob them .................... aren't they partially at fault when it happens if they don't vote to increase funding for security?

 

When you find out that is going on at your bank it's time to look for another bank.

 

When you find out that is going on in Congress it's time to look for another Congress.

 

We still have the vote ( I think ) and elections are coming up.

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If the CEO and board members of a national bank with dozens of branches know that they have someone actively trying to rob them .................... aren't they partially at fault when it happens if they don't vote to increase funding for security?

 

IMO, the Washington Republicans will stoop to anything to stay in power. Kissing trump's hind end is kissing Putin's hind end in effigy.


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Not only have they been committing nonfeasance by not addressing Russian intereference with our elections, but now it has risen to misfeasance. They are trying to cause deliberate harm to our voting process. 

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/house-gop-refuses-to-renew-election-security-funding...

 

House GOP refuses to renew election security funding as Democrats fume over Russian interference

 

House Republicans plan to vote Thursday on a spending bill that excludes new money for election security grants to states, provoking a furious reaction from Democrats amid a national controversy over Russian election interference.

 

At issue is a grants program overseen by the federal Election Assistance Commission and aimed at helping states administer their elections and improve voting systems; Democrats want to continue grant funding through 2019, while Republicans say the program already has been fully funded.

 

Republicans argued strenuously in floor debate Wednesday that states had plenty of money from prior congressional allocations to spend on election improvements. But Democrats accused the Republicans of abetting President Trump in his refusal to take a hard line against Russian President Vladi­mir Putin at this week’s summit in Helsinki.

 

“The American people should be very worried about the commitment of this president and his Republican allies in Congress to securing our elections,” said Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-R.I.). “This is a party that has worked with this administration to undermine and minimize the investigation surrounding Russian interference in our presidential election.

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