Article: Senate Dems agonize over voting rights strategy

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Senate Dems agonize over voting rights strategy

As Democrats kick off a debate over voting rights, Schumer said, “Failure is not an option.” But the path forward is murky at best.

Senate Democrats made a major commitment to muscle through Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ethics and voting reform bill. Yet many say they have no idea how to pass it and wonder what exactly the end game is for a signature Democratic priority. Democrats are preparing to kick off a sensitive internal debate over the issue this month as the Senate Rules Committee takes up the sprawling House package. But no Republicans support it, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) hasn’t signed on and at least a half-dozen Democrats have issues with the bill, according to senators and aides. That’s not to mention the constraints of the filibuster in a 50-50 Senate.

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Article: How the For the People Act Would Revolutionize Voting

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How the For the People Act Would Revolutionize Voting

It’s been nearly three long months since H.R. 1, also known as the For the People Act, was first introduced on the House floor on January 4. The bill, which would put in place uniform federal election rules for all 50 states, would also limit partisan gerrymandering, modernize voter registration, strengthen election security, enforce campaign finance laws, broaden access to the ballot, and simplify mail-in voting.

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Article: What’s in Democrats’ big election-reform bill and why they might be willing to get rid of the filibuster in order to pass it

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What’s in Democrats’ big election-reform bill and why they might be willing to get rid of the filibuster in order to pass it

In early March, House Democrats passed H.R.1, an enormous anti-corruption and voting rights reform bill also known as the For the People Act. H.R.1 also includes a major overhaul of campaign finance and redistricting laws. The bill will next face a vote in the Senate, where it has a tough road ahead despite the Democrats’ majority in that chamber.

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Article: Senate to introduce comprehensive voting reform, anti-corruption bill

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Senate to introduce comprehensive voting reform, anti-corruption bill

In a long-shot bid to enact voting reform on a federal level, Senate Democrats will introduce their version of the For the People Act, a comprehensive voting reform and anti-corruption bill.

Why it matters: In the aftermath of the 2020 election, states across the U.S. are considering voting restrictions, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.

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