While I continue to support these bills, I will not support separate actions that deepen the underlying division gnawing at our country., said from the Senate the one whose voice is essential to adopt this explosive parliamentary maneuver, just one hour before the visit of the American president to Congress.
Joe Biden has promised to protect minority access to ballot boxes and the transparency of voting operations, in the face of a host of reforms undertaken by conservative states, especially in the south of the country.
Rule of ” filibuster “
To pass this law, it would theoretically need the support of 60 senators out of 100, to comply with a very entrenched parliamentary practice. This “rule of filibuster is supposed to encourage moderation and dialogue across partisan lines, but it actually gives enormous blocking power to the opposition, especially when the parliamentary balance of power is as tense as it is today’ today.
The Democrats have only one solution to save their electoral reform: to break this parliamentary practice and to force the simple majority.
That’s what Kyrsten Sinema argued against on Thursday.
vote with the slimmest possible majorities to pass these bills that I support will not guarantee that we prevent demagogues from coming to power”,”text”:”Eliminating the 60-vote threshold with the slimmest possible majorities to pass these bills that I support will not guarantee that we prevent demagogues from coming to power”}}”>Eliminating the 60-vote threshold with the thinnest possible majorities to pass these bills that I support will not guarantee that we prevent demagogues from coming to power., declared the elected moderate in a long plea, denouncing the
infernal spiral of division that undermines America.
Joe Biden has an appointment at 1 p.m. with the elected officials of his camp in the Senate to convince them to get in working order.