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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 04:01 PM

Democrats in Congress begin sweeping effort to overhaul election laws

Source: CNN

Congress began debate Tuesday on a sweeping ethics and elections package pushed by Democrats that seeks to dramatically overhaul the nation's rules for voting and funding political campaigns.

Although the so-called For the People Act is expected to pass the Democratic-controlled House, it faces stiff headwinds in the Senate, where Democrats hold a slim majority and leading Republicans have vowed to kill the measure -- something likely to happen because the measure is not expected to get the 60 votes needed to avoid a filibuster.

The stakes are enormous: The 2022 midterm elections loom, along with the once-a-decade process to redraw legislative districts that will shape which party controls Congress for years to come.

The fight over the federal voting bill comes as Republican-controlled states -- acting on former President Donald Trump's false claims of a rigged 2020 election -- are moving swiftly to pass state laws that would make it harder to vote by imposing new voter ID requirements and cutting back on the early and mail-in balloting that so many states adopted or expanded last year to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/democrats-in-congress-begin-sweeping-effort-to-overhaul-election-laws/ar-BB1ea5ln?li=BB141NW3&ocid=DELLDHP

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2 OP
SheltieLover Mar 2 #1
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Irish_Dem Mar 2 #3
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 04:03 PM

1. We need Fed law requiring paper ballots AND absentee voting!

Who is to say pandemic will be over by midterms? Or that there won't be some other nightmare occurring...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 04:16 PM

2. GOP Lawyer states that they are injured without voter suppression

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 04:19 PM

3. Letting Democrats vote is unfair to them, puts them at a disadvantage.

I guess we are going to turn into the old South Africa.
White minority rule.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:07 AM

5. 'Turn into'?

As if we have not been there for a long time. Out of 46 Constitutional Presidents, and 10 Articles of Confederation Presidents, how many of them were wealthy white people?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 04:49 PM

4. You can either have a nation that doesn't suppress the vote

or you can not have a nation.

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