Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer need the Senate to create a particular committee upfront of the November elections with a view to assure their “safety and legitimacy”.
Schumer, a Democrat and Senate Minority Chief, joined the impartial Vermont senator in writing a letter to Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell.
“Nothing is extra elementary to our democracy than the integrity of our elections,” the senators wrote.
“Sadly, there are some who’re systematically undermining public confidence within the voting course of, and irresponsibly fanning suspicions and conspiracy theories in regards to the legitimacy of election outcomes.”
“With the election lower than two months away the Senate ought to instantly set up a particular bipartisan committee, with equal illustration from each events,” they wrote.
“The operate of that committee should be to carry hearings about what’s being accomplished across the nation to make sure that our public establishments are ready to conduct a clean and dependable election which shall be free from voter suppression and intimidation, that each vote shall be counted and that there shall be confidence within the final final result.”
President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that the election results will be “rigged” and attacked the safety of mail-in ballots regardless of no proof they’re topic to fraud.
It’s unlikely McConnell will accede to the senators’ requests. The Kentucky Republican’s Senate majority has blocked election security bills over the past 12 months.
Darragh Roche is a journalist overlaying U.S. politics and media