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6. It isn't just Manchin in regards to nuking the filibuster. Feinstein, Sinema have said
Mon Jan 25, 2021, 07:52 PM
Jan 2021

no multiple times in the recent (2019 and 2020) past, and there are others who have went back and forth.

Same for other issues as well, like SCOTUS expansion (at least 7 or 8 are against). Manchin is also a deffo no so far on DC Statehood as well.

The Senate (as an institution it is profoundly disproportionate on a democratic scale, soon 70% of it will be controlled by only 30% of the population, a 30% that is far more white, RW reactionary, fundie relgious and less educated than the other 70%) itself, then the Electoral College, and finally a lack of proportional representation, are 3 long wave, deep systemic Constitutional flaws that could, if things continue on in the wrong direction, play extraordinarily fundamental roles in the eventual dissolution of the union.

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