Recently, Mitch McConnell was the only senator to stop two unanimous resolutions on election security:
On July 25th he said
“Clearly this request is not a serious effort to make a law. Clearly something so partisan that it only received one single solitary Republican vote in the House is not going to travel through the Senate by unanimous consent,” McConnell said.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) also asked for consent to pass legislation that would require candidates, campaign officials and their family members to notify the FBI of assistance offers from foreign governments.
McConnell also objected to that bill.
This article by the Hill states that are certain rules in the Senate that can allow for unanimous bills:
Under the Senate’s rules any one senator can request consent to pass a bill, but any one senator can object.
The issue is, this is the latest of many bills that have been rejected by the Senate in this manner, which seems to indicate that this methodology is not working when attempting to pass election security bills. Given how important several Senators see this issue, this has prompted my question
Given how important some Senators view the issue of election security, why has the unreliable method of unanimous consent been used repeatedly instead of a different, more reliable method?