Senate Democrats will try to force ‘talking filibuster’ on two partisan election bills

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(Worthy News) – Despite opposition from within their own party, Democrats plan to vote on requiring a “talking filibuster” for those who want to block voting and election overhaul legislation, leadership announced Tuesday.

“If Republicans block cloture on legislation before us, I will put forward a proposal to change the rules to allow for a talking filibuster on this legislation,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York , said at a press conference.

Democrats say they’ll bring up the rule because of opposition to two election and voting overhaul bills now up for debate on the Senate floor. The two bills would increase federal oversight of changes to election laws and realignment of voting districts in some states and would roll back voter integrity laws passed by state legislatures that Democrats believe would hinder access to the polls. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]

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