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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 02:06 PM

43. Article I Section 5 Paragraph 3

3: Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal.

It seems to me that the previous clause, "excepting such Parts ..." lets them override that requirement. Of course the question to override might lead to an infinite regression, but they'd only have to do a couple before the public loses track.

I've seen several people suggest that the Senate can make it a secret ballot if a majority of senators want to do so, people who strike me as being more knowledgable about it than I. I tend to stick to simple things like quantum thermodynamics and string theory.

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