Senator Schumer announced the Senate will consider changes to the chamber’s voting rules as early as TODAY. Not only that, but these changes would be made so he can push a federal election takeover.
Specifically, Senator Schumer wants to change the filibuster rule so that the Senate can attempt to force through federal election overhaul bills, including S. 2747.
S. 2747 would undermine state voter ID laws, require political nonprofits to disclose donors, mandate same-day voter registration, and allow candidate campaigns to be funded by state governments that opt-in.
If Senator Schumer gets his way, a simple majority vote (attained by 50 Democrats voting in favor and Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie) could push a federal election overhaul bill to President Biden’s desk.
What stands between him and this takeover? The current filibuster rule.
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