Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Monday that he is going to force a vote this week on the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.According to The Hill, the bill is expected to fail due to the required 60 votes to overcome the Senate filibuster.
“I will file cloture on the motion to proceed to the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, setting up a vote to take place on Wednesday,” said Schumer, referring to the parliamentary term for ending debate.
“If there’s anything that merits debate here in the Senate, it’s protecting the precious right of Americans to participate in our elections,” he continued.
Every Democrat except West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin has signed on to the bill as co-sponsor. When asked as …