McConnell rejects remote voting

McConnell rejects remote voting
Mitch McConnell

[Ed. – There’s enough voter fraud as it is.]

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday rejected the prospect of the chamber voting remotely in the event of a prolonged recess over the coronavirus.

“We’ll not be doing that. There are a number of different ways to avoid getting too many people together,” McConnell told reporters.

McConnell said potential changes to allow senators to avoid congregating on the Senate floor could be lengthening the amount of time allowed for a vote, or having senators come to the floor to vote individually or in pairs.

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“We will deal with the social distancing issue without fundamentally changing Senate rules,” he added.

The question comes as the growing spread of the coronavirus has upended the congressional schedule.

The House is currently out of town. It’s unclear when they will return, with leadership indicating they could extend the break until there is a third coronavirus package ready.

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