The US Senate could vote as soon as Wednesday on voting rights legislation that would make Election Day a national holiday and expand early mail-in voting. Democrats will attempt to change the Senate filibuster rule for the occasion of this vote, but two Democratic senators have come out in opposition to changing this rule, making its passage in the Senate unlikely.
As President Biden held his press conference, where he spoke extensively about efforts to protect voting rights, Sen. Joe Manchin reiterated his opposition to changing Senate rules. That sets up a defeat for voting rights legislation later Wednesday night.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that lawmakers will vote on whether to change the chamber’s 60-vote threshold into a ‘talking filibuster’ if Republicans block voting-rights legislation.
What people are saying?
Riverlife Tell the truth! This bill is about federalizing the elections and taking the power away from the states. Federal govt can make the states do anything they want. A la the cheating of the 2020 election.
BG Bingham Every citizen in the USA has voting rights!This bill has nothing to do with voting rights! It is a smoke screen for the largest government usurpation of states rights and state powers in US history! DemocRATS want absolute power over voting which brings absolute corruption!!