The House of Representatives passed voting rights legislation teeing up an intense battle in the Senate. The House passed the bill along party lines 220-203.
The Hill reports:
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has vowed to put the measure to a vote in the coming days before the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in a bid to highlight state laws approved by GOP-dominated state governments that Democrats say will make it more difficult for their supporters — including minority voters — to vote.
“Nothing less is at stake than our democracy,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
The manner in which the legislation was approved allows Schumer to bring it straight to the floor. But Democrats would need 60 votes — including 10 GOP votes — to get it to President Biden‘s desk given the filibuster.
The sweeping legislation would establish federal standards for voting access, including allowing for same-day voter registration; establishing Election Day as a legal public holiday; requiring states to allow a minimum number of days for early voting; and allowing people to vote absentee by mail for any reason.
House Democrats passed the legislation last year but the measure was paused by a GOP filibuster in the evenly divided 50-50 Senate.
However, moderate Democrat Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have previously opposed making changes to the filibuster that would allow the voting rights measure to sidestep the procedural hurdle and be approved on a majority vote. It’s not clear if they plan to stick to previous comments or will join their Democrat colleagues
Lets FORCE THEM TO DEATH ROW. TREASONOUS ELECTION FRAUD ANTI AMERICANS HAVE NO RIGHT TO OUR CONSTITUTION, COUNTRY OR AIR.
The demo(n)©rats are desperate, and, they like getting ‘rammed’ from behind, that’s why…they’re into sodomy❗️😆🍿
They mean forced voter fraud!
Literally the MARXIST’s “takeover” of the United States—by stealing from LEGAL VOTERS—in a vile power grab that will insure what will amount to an endless dictatorship from an “all powerful” central government, negating STATES RIGHTS and trashing the TENTH AMENDMENT.
The SWINE, preaching ‘Democracy’ when what they want is power and mob rule. Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding who’s for dinner. A REPUBLIC is a nation of LAW that protects both sheep and wolves AND limits the appetite of the wolves.
The demoncrats are either evil or crazy, but I have come to think that they are both.
Will there EVER be a time when Pelosi does not lie to the American public? Everything fom that woman’s mouth seems to be a lie, or something horribly anti American. The elections cannot come soon enough, but will the new Speaker (whichever Republican it turns out to be) have the fortitude to call a vote to unseat Pelosi, and send her back to California.