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“Might as Well Be Titled, ‘Why I’ll Vote to Preserve Jim Crow'”: Manchin Panned Over Op-Ed Against For the People Act

“We didn’t need an op-ed to know you’re unwilling to protect our democracy,” said Rep. Mark Pocan. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia penned an op-ed Sunday vowing to oppose the For the People Act when it hits the Senate floor later this month and reiterating his objections to eliminating the filibuster, effectively guaranteeing that the ambitious voting rightsContinue reading ““Might as Well Be Titled, ‘Why I’ll Vote to Preserve Jim Crow’”: Manchin Panned Over Op-Ed Against For the People Act”

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NH GOPers Are Plotting A Way To Get Around Dems’ Big Voting Rights Bill

Democrats’ sweeping democracy overhaul bill, the For the People Act, may have virtually zero chance of becoming law. But Republicans in New Hampshire are plotting a backup plan for evading it, just in case. A top Republican in the New Hampshire House is seeking to amend an innocuous state election bill to blunt the effectContinue reading “NH GOPers Are Plotting A Way To Get Around Dems’ Big Voting Rights Bill”

Republicans Can’t Figure Out How to Get People to Dislike the For the People Act

Republicans are concerned that the Democrats’ voting rights bill is too popular, according to a leaked call between a senior policy adviser to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and members of prominent conservative groups. In a recording of the call obtained by The New Yorker, conservative political operatives were upset that H.R. 1. — known as theContinue reading “Republicans Can’t Figure Out How to Get People to Dislike the For the People Act”

GOP warns HR 1 could be ‘absolutely devastating for Republicans’

Some openly fret that broader access to voting will harm the party’s chances. In the aftermath of the GOP’s assault on the integrity of the 2020 presidential election and amid a torrent of Republican measures aimed at restricting voting rights in the name of security, Democrats are pushing for a far-reaching solution to counter attempts at narrowing access toContinue reading “GOP warns HR 1 could be ‘absolutely devastating for Republicans’”

Biden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access

President Biden on Sunday will sign an executive order leveraging federal resources to protect and strengthen access to the ballot as Republican legislatures around the country seek to restrict voting rights in the wake of the 2020 election. Biden will sign an order that will direct agencies to increase access to voter registration materials and reduce barriers to votingContinue reading “Biden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access”