From a WaPo selected, “I will not vote to remove or weaken the filter:”
There is also bipartisan support for voting reform and many of the initiatives outlined in it Because of the People’s Act. Our ultimate goal is to restore bipartisan confidence in our voting process by assuring all Americans that their votes will be counted, guaranteed, and protected. Efforts to extend voting and outreach hours, improve our election security, and increase transparency in campaign finance and advertising rules should and do have broad, broad support. party and will quickly address the needs that Americans are facing today. Taking bipartisan action on voting reform will go a long way in restoring the confidence of the American people in Congress and our ability to deliver results.
It is difficult to know where there could be 60 votes in the Senate right now for any package of electoral reforms that makes sense.
This is what Nate Persily is told Tom Edsall:
Along the parallel lines, Nate Persily, a professor of law at Stanford, emailed his opinion that
The next two years may be the last chance for Democrats (and the country) to pass important electoral reforms. Filibuster gets in the way. The statement that only a voting policy that can attract 60 votes can be passed, is the equivalent of saying that no voting reform should be adopted.
The federal government’s inaction “will necessarily lead to greater disparities between states,” Persily continued:
A set of states will codify the conditions in place to deal with the pandemic and to make voting more accessible. Another group of states will make voting more difficult in the name of election integrity but in service of the Big lie that the 2020 election was ruined by fraud.
Despite the logic of these claims, Manchin – who has held statewide office in West Virginia for the past 20 years and is also the last Democrat to hold statewide office – could appear, at least in momentarily, like a hero to the liberals across the Country. But joining forces with other Democrats has the mark of political suicide