President Joe Biden suffered his first setback in the Senate: The Republican bloc rejected the electoral reform bill
The U.S. congress The electoral reform bill promoted by President Joe Biden was rejected. The proposal, known as “People’s Act” (for the people’s law), was promoted as an initiative to protect voting among Hispanic and African American residents.
One of the priorities of the Biden administration fell by the wayside Mass democratic He did not get a majority of 60 votes in the Senate to advance the reform.
“This isn’t the end of this bill, it’s just the beginning,” Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar said before the vote. He promised to schedule hearings and promote the proposal in order to bolster support for the project, And that I could go forward some other time with some changes.
The discussion was witnessed by the Vice President of that country, Kamala Harris, as a sign of importance to the government. Harris was appointed, by President Biden, as the one responsible for ensuring the right to vote for minorities.
Electoral reform was intended to counter the statewide Republican voting restrictions, by approving 14 laws limiting suffrage for Hispanic and African-American minorities. The bill was a priority on the US President’s agendaIn their quest for rapprochement with populations least inclined to go to the polls.
Conservatives assert that their goal is to stop wrongdoing, But Democrats believe their real goal is to end the controls that prevented former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) from nullifying the results of the 2020 presidential election, which Biden won.
Are we going to let the most liar ex-president in our history continue to poison our democracy from within? asked Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, referring to Trump.
before voting, Several Republican senators felt that the bill would reduce the power of states to regulate elections, and criticized several points of its content., such as the possibility of voter registration on election day.
This means allowing the federal government to control our electoral system“It has always been under the rule of states,” Republican Senator Rob Portman said before the vote.
The bill passed in the Democratic-controlled House but is doomed in the Senate., 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans and where a narrow Democratic majority is secured by a vote of Vice President Kamala Harris.
The initiative did not reach the necessary 60 votes To pass a procedural vote that will enable consideration.
Leader of the Senate Democrats, Chuck Schumer criticized his rivals for seeking a “blatant” party electoral advantage.
Schumer said Republicans, well aware that Trump feels that voting by mail and other options to exercise the right to vote led to his defeat, “They are deliberately targeting all the ways younger, poor, non-white, and Democratic voters usually vote.”
(With information from EFE)
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