Partisanship, especially on electoral reform, has been on the rise since 2016 when Donald Trump came to office. The situation has worsened since 2020 as Trump resisted defeat in the Presidential election that year. However, there are some electoral reforms that both Democrats and Republicans seem to like. This article by Miles Parks is published by NPR. Here is an excerpt:
Earlier this year, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called a targeted effort by some senators to reform the election certification process that former President Donald Trump attempted to hijack on Jan. 6, 2021, “unacceptably insufficient and even offensive.”
Schumer wanted to go bigger.
He wanted to focus on much more expansive voting rights legislation, known as the Freedom to Vote Act, which would have overhauled essentially everything about the American election system: when and where Americans could cast a ballot, how they contribute to political campaigns and how states draw their political lines.
The proposal was trimmed down from an even larger elections bill, but it was still so massive that many election experts and even some Democrats privately say they never actually expected it to pass.
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