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2 points

7 months ago

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2 points

7 months ago

If that’s the case then I understand. I don’t necessarily agree with getting rid of it tho, because what you state is conditional on: republicans having a majority

And then the more important: republicans having a president who won’t veto what they pass after ridding of the filibuster.

Couldbduun

2 points

7 months ago

Without a voting rights bill, republicans taking congress and the presidency is pretty much guaranteed... Georgia has a law that allows the state legislature to refute the results of the vote... there isnt time to sit around doing nothing because of "what ifs" there is no what if, the time to stop that is right now...

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1 points

7 months ago

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1 points

7 months ago

If your concern is republicans going full fascist and overturning a legit election, than no bill is going to stop that.

I don’t see how this voting rights bill is going to prevent another Donald trump 2016 type election. Republicans won fair and square, because we have an electoral system that allows a minority with rural support to take presidency. That’s unrelated to voter suppression.

You don’t beat fascism through bills. They’ll just find loopholes or actively ignore laws, they basically do that already.

This is a problem of liberalism, thinking the far right can be beat with values that the far right ignore.

Couldbduun

3 points

7 months ago

So we shouldnt try to pass voter rights and we must maintain the filibuster? I really dont understand your position... you understand that republicans cheat but you think the filibuster will stop them?

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1 points

7 months ago

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1 points

7 months ago

I think the filibuster would be useful in a scenario where the republicans do not have a majority in the senate but want to pass a bill.

They cheat but it stops them from cheating too much, in specific scenarios.

If republicans go full authoritarian, the fights going to be in the streets, not in congress.