New bill will investigate voter fraud

by Jon Fleetwood | ​December 29, 2020

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Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s surprise bill increases COVID relief to $2,000, repeals section 230, and funds a commission to investigate voter fraud.


McConnell introduced the bill on Tuesday, S.5085, which grants President Donald Trump’s demand to increase pandemic relief to American citizens from $600 to $2,000.

The Majority Leader had initially blocked the Democratic-led effort for $2,000 stimulus checks, but the new bill adds a repeal of section 230 of the Communications Act of 1996.


The Section 230 repeal takes away protections for internet companies such as Twitter and Facebook, allowing these companies to be sued if users feel wronged by messages on the platform.


This move comes after Twitter acted more like a publisher than a platform by preventing The New York Post from tweeting their exposé about Hunter Biden brokering nefarious business deals between Ukrainian executives and his father, former Vice President Joe Biden.

The Big Tech censorship sent millions of users away from Twitter and Facebook and running toward pro-free speech platforms like Parler.


Parler CEO John Matze says his app had a surge in users this year because people are “tired” of censorship by prominent Silicon Valley rivals, according to Fox News.


“Parler is, of course, about free speech and making people feel like they have a voice again, which is extremely necessary right now,” Matze told Fox & Friends. “But we’re so much more than just free speech, too, because people also want freedom from the data manipulators. They want change in social media in general.”

“Big Tech must not get protections of Section 230!” Trump stated Sunday, a request which McConnell approved by affixing the freedom of speech issue onto the $2,000 check provision.


“Twitter is going wild with their flags, trying hard to suppress even the truth. Just shows how dangerous they are, purposely stifling free speech. Very dangerous for our Country. Does Congress know that this is how Communism starts? Cancel Culture at its worst. End Section 230!” the President tweeted.


McConnell’s bill also adds funding for a commission to investigate voter fraud during the 2020 US presidential election. “Voter Fraud must be Fixed! Much more money is coming. I will never give my fight for the American people!” said the President.

The Heritage Foundation compiled a 381-page document outlining recent cases of election fraud from across the United States which includes 1,071 proven instances of voter fraud, 938 criminal convictions, 43 civil penalties, 74 diversion programs, 8 judicial findings, and 8 official findings.


“The Heritage Foundation is providing a list of election fraud cases from across the country, broken down by state, where individuals were either convicted of vote fraud, or where a judge overturned the results of an election,” reads the document.


“This is not an exhaustive list but simply a sampling that demonstrates the many different ways in which fraud is committed. Preventing, deterring, and prosecuting such fraud is essential to protecting the integrity of our voting process.”


Trump appeared to have predicted McConnell’s new legislation before he made it, hinting at some behind-the-scenes organizing by the President.


Days before McConnell announced his bill, Trump had stated “The Senate will start the process for a vote that increases checks to $2,000, repeals Section 230, and starts an investigation into voter fraud.”