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Mon Mar 23, 2020, 03:05 PM

Question: "Trump said he'd support remote voting (by Congress)." How is that any of his business?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/03/12/why-cant-congress-vote-home/

But now that Congress is getting to a situation where face-to-face voting could be downright dangerous, its possible the centuries-old practice of in-person voting could change. Three members of Congress have tested positive for the virus, and more than two dozen have gone into quarantine after brushes with it, meaning they could miss important votes on bailout packages.

On Sunday, President Trump said hed support remote voting. Top House Democrats have privately floated it.

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Reply Question: "Trump said he'd support remote voting (by Congress)." How is that any of his business? (Original post)
Towlie Mar 2020 OP
DrToast Mar 2020 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #5
DrToast Mar 2020 #8
malaise Mar 2020 #7
woodsprite Mar 2020 #2
Brainfodder Mar 2020 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2020 #4
procon Mar 2020 #6
tritsofme Mar 2020 #9
Cartoonist Mar 2020 #10
stopbush Mar 2020 #11
htuttle Mar 2020 #12

Response to Towlie (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 03:06 PM

1. Presumably he'd have to sign a bill for it

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Response to DrToast (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 03:12 PM

5. No, the Senate sets its own rules.

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Response to DrToast (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 03:17 PM

7. Separation of powers

He has no say

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 03:10 PM

2. That would push his and Mitch's 'Robber Barron' bill through. nt

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 03:10 PM

3. ...and I support his execution for treason?

Opinions....

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 03:12 PM

4. He has nothing to do with it.

It wouldn't be changed by legislation (which includes the House) because the Senate sets its own rules and they can decide for themselves.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 03:15 PM

6. It's a formality, a photo op.

Congress still wrote the bill and approved it by vote, but the president has to officially sign it to make it into a law.

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Response to procon (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 03:20 PM

9. The president can sign a bill by autopen, I see no reason why Congress can't vote remotely

Especially during these times.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 03:20 PM

10. He's King, don't you know?

He tells Mitch what's what.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 03:32 PM

11. Right now, existing Senate rules are working in our favor, what with Rs staying home

with C-19.

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2020, 03:34 PM

12. He's made himself irrelevant due to his inaction and lies

So, as a narcissist, he's looking for way to pretend he's 'in charge' again.

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