Article: Lisa Murkowski, key Senate Republican, dour on prospects for Manchin-backed voting bill

Election Reform

Lisa Murkowski, key Senate Republican, dour on prospects for Manchin-backed voting bill

The lone Republican working with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on a bill to restore a key part of the landmark Voting Rights Act acknowledged Tuesday the steep climb to get enough support to break a GOP-led filibuster.

“I think it’s going to be a challenge,” said GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. “You have Democrats who made clear that they’re going to line up pretty much, without the exception of Sen. Joe Manchin.”

“To get to 60, it’s pretty difficult to count,” the Alaska senator added.

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