House OKs proxy voting during pandemic, ending centuries of tradition

Posted by on May 15, 2020 7:40 pm
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The Democratic-held House on Friday authorized proxy voting for the first time in its history, due to the coronavirus pandemic —  disregarding Republican claims that the change is unconstitutional and unwise. The reform was adopted in a near-party-line 217-189 vote, with all Republicans opposed and joined in their nay votes by three Democrats and Libertarian…