U.S. House of Representatives is looking “very closely” at remote voting, as COVID-19 pandemic drags on

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/04/15/u-s-house-of-representatives.html


Oh, sure. CongressCritters get to vote remotely, but don’t want their constituents voting by mail.


holy bleep trump just said he’s going to dismiss congress so he can do recess appointments and shovel in all the people he wants and judges

we’ve hit total authoritarian mode, scary time ahead


Something I’ve been curious about for a long time: If Representatives and Senators stayed in their districts year round and voted and interacted remotely, it would be much harder for lobbyists to access them since they’d be spread out across the US instead of conveniently pooled in a single location. Conversely, their constituents would have much greater access to their Congresspeople. Would this decrease corruption?


How about for us citizens. All the time.

That depends on whether you believe that congress was intended as a collaborative body.

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