On Tuesday, GOPs blocked Democrat’s voting reforms bill in the US Senate, sinking Democrat’s effort to start debate on their milestone legislation overhauling the country’s voting laws.
In a 50-50 vote, the United States Senate failed to move forward on the lawmaking, a top priority for Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader, and Nancy Pelosi. The effort, which garnered last-minute backing from Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, fell far short of the sixty votes required to overcome a filibuster.
Furthermore, all GOPs opposed the voting bill and voted against taking up the lawmaking. Which is Democrat’s reply to limited voting measures enacted in Republican-led states following the 2020 Presidential Election.
Vice President Kamala Harris is leading the Biden government’s struggle on voting rights, presided over the vote. She told voters after the vote that the fight isn’t over.
Schumer made similar comments, adding that vote, he is ashamed to say, is another proof that voter ‘suppression has become part of the GOP’s official platform.’
Senate Majority Leader blasted GOPs for stopping a debate on the voting rights from moving forward and stated national voting standards are required as Republican legislatures around the country are passing ‘voter suppression laws’ in the wake of Trump’s election loss and baseless claims of extensive voter fraud.
Moreover, Schumer said that GOP across the US deliberately targets all the ways that poorer, younger, Black, and generally Democrat voters access the ballot. GOPs claim they are making it harder to cheat and easier to vote in the election. Moreover, GOP claims that Democrats are making it opposite; easier to cheat and harder to vote.
Schumer said that GOPs indicted the Republicans of being afraid to debate the voting rights’ merits because they would be forced to defend their attempts to disenfranchise voters.
On Tuesday, American President Biden urged US Congress to send the bill to his desk for his signature.
Mr. Biden said in a tweet before the test vote that they cannot sit idly by while ‘democracy is in peril there in America.’ Moreover, they need to protect the right to vote and make sure ‘’We the People’ choose their leaders, the very foundation on which their democracy rests. They urgently need the For The People Act.’
‘The For The People Act’ lawmaking already passed the House with no Republican support. Democrats numbered it H.R.1 to designate it as their topmost priority. But in the US Senate, where Democrats control only fifty seats of a hundred, two-sided cooperation is required to get anything passed with the sixty vote threshold.