How a bill becomes a law

A listener from St. Paul sent me this wondering how the Minnesota GOP (which paid for this flyer) could confuse the number of votes needed to end a filibuster (60) with the number of votes needed to override a veto (67).

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Should we chalk this up to a last minute lack of proofreading or a poor understanding of the constitution? If the Democrats somehow end up with 67 Senate seats after the election that REALLY would be news!

  • Jim Scott

    There are at least 2 flyers with the same mistake. It’s not a one-time thing. Someone with the MN GOP either hasn’t read Article 1 Section 2 Clause 7 or the MN GOP is afraid that “filibuster” isn’t a compelling argument in this race.

    Given Coleman’s flip-flop on the filibuster — every bill deserved an up or down vote when he was a member of the majority, but he has voted repeatedly against cloture as a member of the minority — I’m not surprised to see the MN GOP is not using the word.