Democrats are finally taking their Senate problem seriously

We can't fix America without first fixing the Senate

The Capitol building.
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Joe Biden's campaign is in an enviable position. President Trump's utter failure to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and his flailing attempts to distract from the avoidable disaster, have put Biden way ahead in the race. A recent New York Times/Siena College poll has him up by double digits in the three key swing states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

However, things look less promising for Democrats if we turn to the Senate. They will need a big victory there to take control — and a gigantic landslide if they want to be able to break a filibuster, which requires 60 votes. Realistically, for a Biden administration to be able to govern effectively, they will have to abolish the filibuster, and likely make the District of Columbia and/or Puerto Rico a state.

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