US News United States. Joe Biden's electoral reform buried by the Senate

08:30  20 january  2022
08:30  20 january  2022 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Joe Biden n'a pas réussi son pari. Les sénateurs républicains ont bloqué sa réforme le vote des sénateurs. © Mandel Ngan / AFP Joe Biden did not pass his bet. Republican senators blocked his reform the vote of senators.

Republican senators blocked Wednesday the adoption of a draft law wanted by the President of the United States, intended to reform the vote within the Senate and to advance most of its laws.

senators inflicted a lapel screwed to Joe Biden on Wednesday by burying his great electoral reform with which the president promised to protect access to African-American urns.

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to ten months of the Mid-Mandate Legislative Legislative, the Democratic Manager - in office for one year - wanted with its reform to make a framework that all States had to respect to organize the federal polls in the United States.

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and by doing so, canceling a series of restrictions adopted in about fifteen states since the presidential election of 2020.

According to NGOs, these restrictions deliberately discriminates with black voters, in the majority to have voted for Joe Biden at the last election.

In the Republican states, it is ensured on the contrary that these measures reinforce the safety of the country's polls, a strong argument with their constituents, still numerous to believe that the presidential election of 2020 was "stolen" in Donald Trump.

Democrats in the Senate sought at all costs to adopt Joe Biden's large election reform to undo these measures before the mid-term elections.

Failed "The Nuclear Option"

But the Republican opposition, wind against this law that would believe in the democrats the control of the polls across the country, made block Wednesday night.

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She deprived the Democrats of the "SuperMaity" of 60 votes required in the Senate to close the debates and submit the text to the vote. Democrats had to rally at least 10 Republicans to achieve this 60-voice threshold to advance most laws in the Senate, a rule known as "Filibuster".

The leader of the Democratic majority in Senate Chuck Schumer, then proposed a vote aimed at changing the "Filibuster" rule to circumvent the Republican opposition and adopt the bill by a simple majority.

This ultimate attempt at the Democrat Staff to push the text with its voice alone, via a so-called "nuclear" option, has not convinced the most moderate of this camp, Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin, which opposed which .

At the session, Republican Mitt Romney - former US presidential candidate in 2012 and Ferouche Donald Trump - told reporters that a group of senators planned to meet Friday to discuss the launch of a bipartisan effort .

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I AM PROFOUNDLY Disappointed That The Senate Has Failed to Stand Up for the Democracy. I AM Disappointed - Goal I AM Not Deterred.

We Will continue to Advance Necessary Legislation and Push for Senate Procedural Changes That Will Protect The Fundamal Right to Vote.

- President biden (@potus) January 20, 2022

"I am deeply disappointed that the Senate has failed to defend our democracy," reacted Joe Biden just after the vote.

"I'm disappointed - but I'm not discouraged," he said on Twitter, ensuring that he would not relax his efforts on this issue.

At its press conference a few hours before the vote, the US President had also pointed out not to have "exhausted all options" to protect access to African-American vote without giving more details.

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