Schumer calls GOP alternative to vote reform ‘unacceptable,’ ‘offensive’

Schumer calls GOP alternative to vote reform ‘unacceptable,’ ‘offensive’

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) rejected Republican calls Thursday to reform a 19th century election law in order to prevent a reprise of last year’s Capitol riot, saying the proposal was “unacceptably insufficient.”

Schumer has led the push in the Senate for sweeping election reform, which would override newly enacted laws in some states that strictly regulate early and mail-in voting as well as tighten voter ID requirements.

However, the Democrat-backed bill is opposed by every Senate Republican, giving it no chance of passing the 50-50 Senate.

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As an alternative, top Senate Republicans led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have floated revising the Electoral Count Act of 1887, which dictates the process lawmakers utilize in counting electoral votes.

“Some say

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