Joe Biden, the U.S. President, is anticipated to speak on voting rights during a visit to Atlanta this coming Tuesday, traveling to the cradle of the civil rights drive to shine a cheerful light on voting reform in advance of 17 January Martin Luther King Day.
The President of America will deliver an address in Atlanta this coming week on the urgency of voting rights bills as Senate GOPs block lawmaking and Republican-led states rush to impose new limits that would limit vote access.
Moreover, according to the officials, American President is likely to touch upon election rights in his address at Capitol Hill on Thursday to mark the first anniversary of the riot, but intends to address the subject in a far more significant way the following week.
On Wednesday, the White House proclaimed that Mr. Biden would travel to Georgia on Tuesday and speak regarding the need to protect the constitutional right to vote and the integrity of their elections from corrupt efforts to strip law-abiding citizens of their fundamental freedoms and let partisan state administrators to undermine vote tallying procedures. Kamala Harris, the US Vice-President, who has always been the Biden administration’s point person on voting rights, will join Mr. Biden.
Release from the White House says Biden and Harris’ remarks will be “about the urgent need to pass legislation to protect the constitutional right to vote and the integrity of our elections from corrupt attempts to strip law-abiding citizens of their fundamental freedoms.” #gapol pic.twitter.com/JizmvOXQIO
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Furthermore, Democratic policymakers and liberal activists have called on the President to line up voting rights since he entered office, mentioning worries that GOP-controlled legislatures countrywide have tried to pass more restrictive regulations. In 2020, Georgia’s Republican-led legislature passed a new law that, among other things shrinks the window for voters to request mail votes and bounds the number of voting drop boxes.
Sixty-Vote Threshold Requirement
President Biden narrowly gained Georgia in 2020, and the state is crucial to Dems political anticipations this year, with Senator Raphael Warnock facing re-election and the former Georgia State Representative Stacey Yvonne Abrams, who has worked to improve voter turnout, making another bid for state-head. However, state GOPs have pressed ahead on passing those laws while reverberating ex-US President Trump’s unfounded insistence on massive voter fraud in the last Presidential election.
Additionally, Dems have argued that voting reform lawmaking is necessary to push back against Republican-backed voting limitations in several states. GOPs have accused them of trying a federal takeover of elections.
The addresses will come as Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, is trying to build momentum to pass voting reform bills in January. Schumer wrote in a letter to the Democratic caucus this week that he’d force a vote on changing the upper chamber’s rules by 17th January if GOPs once more block the consideration of voting rights bills.
The proclamation of the planned deadline represented Chuck Schumer’s strongest commendation yet of attempting to muscle through lawmaking that has been hampered because of chamber rules requiring a sixty-vote threshold. President Biden has met pressure to support scrapping the filibuster rule. However, two Democratic Senators, Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) and Joe Manchin III (W.Va.), have resisted efforts to change or eliminate the sixty-vote requirement.