Republicans in the Senate pushed through a bill containing two proposed amendments to the state constitution that would affect voting rights and the governor’s veto powers, in addition to tacking on a measure that would provide relief for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, which Democrats support while opposing the other two proposals.
Three proposed amendments to the state constitution are headed to the Senate for a vote after passing through the State Government Committee. If passed by both the Senate and House this month, they could go to voters as early as May.
Schmidt upheld democracy in Philadelphia during the 2020 Election, pushing back against Donald Trump’s lies about election fraud. He has told the Jan. 6 committee that his family received death threats after Trump called him out on Twitter.