Democrats hope a voting rights failure sparks change on Senate filibuster

Democrats hope a voting rights failure sparks change on Senate filibuster
Democrats hope a voting rights failure sparks change on Senate filibuster

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Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - US Senator Joe Manchin is the only Senate Democrat who has not cosponsored the 'For the People Act,' the party’s flagship voting bill. — Reuters pic

WASHINGTON, June 22 — After a failed vote on US election reform, some congressional Democrats say they hope that defeat may provide the opportunity to scrap the filibuster rule that allows the minority in the Senate to block most legislation.

The Senate took a procedural vote yesterday on a sweeping election overhaul bill which they say contains needed measures to counteract laws passed in states that make it harder to vote.

It was defeated in a 50-50 party-line vote, due to the Senate filibuster rule, which requires 60 votes to pass most bills.

“Now is the time for majority rule in the Senate. We must end the filibuster, pass sweeping voting rights legislation, and protect our democracy,” said Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, after the vote.

Activists and many Democratic lawmakers say reforming or scrapping the filibuster is necessary to pass legislation to move forward on key parts of President Joe Biden’s agenda, including on voting rights.

“It’s an important step today to get every senator on record about willingness to talk about protecting our democracy. And if that fails, then the Democrats are going to have to talk about what the next path forward is,” said Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren ahead of the vote.

Two moderate Democratic senators — Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin — have publicly stated they would oppose efforts to end it.

“The filibuster compels moderation and helps protect the country from wild swings between opposing policy poles,” Sinema wrote in an opinion column defending the filibuster published in The Washington Post yesterday.

Manchin is the only Senate Democrat who has not cosponsored the “For the People Act,” the party’s flagship voting bill. Instead, he released a memo of changes to election law that he would support, including mandating 15 days of early voting, automatic registration and making Election Day a public holiday.

“We’ll keep talking and we’ll keep working with them. We can’t give up. We really can’t,” Manchin told reporters as the Senate voted. “We’ve got to come together. This is too important to do alone, too important to do alone.” — Reuters

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