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The 60 vote rule

To the Editor:

The present furor over the 2016 presidential election is meaningless because of the 60-vote cloture rule in the U.S. Senate.

This rule will continue to give the minority party in the Senate a “de facto veto” by keeping bills from being voted on by the full Senate.

This 60-vote rule only benefits the political parties, and so both the Republican and Democrat parties won’t want to change it. However, this rule continues to constipate the legislative process. There is no practical excuse for keeping this rule in effect and we the people need to insist that this bill be eliminated.

Then, maybe, the Office of President of the United States will matter!

Chuck Forgue

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