With media reports of voter suppression in some Republican leaning states probably cutting out Democratic votes totals that could have helped them in the midterm races.
Democrats in the House will forward legislation to combat those voting actions….
The reality is that there little chance of a majority US Senate or Donald Trump going along with any of this….
But it WILL be a marker for voters from Democrats going into 2020…..
Democrats will take control of the U.S. House in January with big items topping their legislative to-do list: Remove obstacles to voting, close loopholes in government ethics law and reduce the influence of political money.
“It’s three very basic things that I think the public wants to see,” said Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.), who spearheads campaign finance and government ethics efforts for the House Democratic Caucus. He said H.R. 1 will “demonstrate that we hear that message loud and clear.”
But even Sarbanes admits the quick vote is just a first step. Republicans, who control the Senate, are unlikely to pass the bill and President Trump is unlikely to sign it. “Give us the gavel in the Senate in 2020 and we’ll pass it in the Senate,” Sarbanes said. “Give us a pen in the Oval Office and we’ll sign those kinds of reforms into law.”….