A bipartisan group of senators, including nine Republicans, have reached a deal to change federal election law, a substantial victory for Democrats hoping to exceed the 60-vote filibuster threshold in the upper chamber.
The proposals include two bills meant to alter U.S. election laws in response to President Donald Trump’s efforts in 2020 to have Vice President Mike Pence throw out electoral votes from states accused of widespread voter fraud.
Similar to all legislation in the upper chamber, at least 60 senators will need to rally behind the bills to limit debate and send them to the floor for a simple majority vote. The bills likely will have the support of all 50 Democrats, but will need the support of at least 10 additional Republicans to overcome the filibuster threshold. With nine Republicans backing the bills, only one other Republican needs to be swayed by proponents for passage of the legislation….https://www.theepochtimes.com/c-us-politics


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