Repost from The Virginia Star.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Tuesday he will back legislation that intends to make it more difficult in the future to object to the results of presidential elections.

The Electoral Count Act and Presidential Transition Improvement Act of 2022, a bill sponsored by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and supported by other liberal-moderate Republicans, was dismissed, nevertheless, by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who said it is based on Democrats’ belief voter fraud “helps elect more Democrats.”

“I strongly support the modest changes that our colleagues in a working group have fleshed out after literally months of detailed discussions,” McConnell said about the Senate bill, which is similar to a House version passed last week.

“It’s clear that only a bipartisan compromise originating in the Senate can actually become law,” he added, according to Fox News. “One party going it alone would be a non-starter. In my view the House bill is a non-starter.”

“What this bill is trying to do is take Congress out of the business of trying to correct [voter] fraud,” objected Cruz, the only dissenting vote (14-1) on the Senate Rules and Administration Committee. “Now, as I said, I understand why Democrats are supporting this bill. What I don’t understand is why Republicans are.”

“[D]emocrats are hell-bent on federalizing elections,” Cruz asserted. “And this bill takes a significant step down that road of putting the federal government in charge of elections – that has been a top Democrat priority for some time.”

Cruz continued “the biggest reason this bill is problematic is it is intended to decrease the ability of the United States Congress to address the very real problem of voter fraud.”