The Guardian: 'Jim Crow relic': Senate filibuster stands in way of Democratic voting rights push
“It’s supremely ironic that something that gives rural, sparsely populated states so much power already would further kind of entrench minority rule and further make it difficult to access the ballot box,” said Stephen Spaulding, senior counsel for public policy and government affairs at Common Cause, a government watchdog group.
Keeping the filibuster in place and not passing sweeping voting reforms would have “profound downstream effects”, Spaulding added.
“The American people chose new leaders; they want a responsive government,” he said. “To have essentially a minority of senators exercising veto power over the entire legislative process is just not gonna be tenable.”