Democrats who have been wanting to move a bill like HR1 would like to remove any obstacle or bipartisan input ahead of the 2022 midterm election, even if that means removing senate filibuster rules to do it.
Some have said this is an attempt to expand mail in voting and for Democrats to somehow try and keep the Senate. Senate Majority Chuck Schumer, (D-NY) said, “I think there’s a universal view in our caucus that we need to get something done,”
“We in this chamber made a change in the Senate’s rules in order to push forward something that all of us think is important,” said Sen. Raphael Warnock, Georgia Democrat. “We set the stage to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, and yet as we cast that vote … this same chamber is allowing the ceiling of our democracy to crash in around us.”
Mr. Warnock and a cadre of Democratic senators are working to craft a plan to change the Senate’s long-standing filibuster rules, which require at least 60 votes to end debate on the legislation, to pass the election legislation. Which was put in place to make sure a majority of America is heard on any one issue (meaning more than half) and stop this very thing of only one party ruling and pushing through a partisan agenda.
If it does it will mean we will see the 2020 election rules that were temporarily foisted on people, the expansive vote by mail, and other election foibles that elected Joe Biden become the norm.