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Lawmakers Outline Proposals for Virtual Voting


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Every vote counts.

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers have urged House leaders to consider virtual voting, in order to conduct congressional business while complying with health guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic.

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U.S. lawmakers have urged House leaders to consider virtual voting in order to conduct congressional business while complying with health guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic.

The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus outlined three proposals.

One would have lawmakers phone the House clerk, who would log their votes; confirmation would be provided on their House-provided email account.

The second proposal was to use videoconferencing to log votes, or an audio line for those who lack home-based Internet access.

The third option involved installing voting machines similar to those on the House floor in lawmakers' district offices or homes.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have both dismissed the idea of remote voting.

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