Senate Democrats on Wednesday introduced the sweeping election and voting rights…
Senate Democrats on Wednesday introduced the sweeping election and voting rights package passed by the House earlier this month, one that, if passed, would counteract Republican efforts at the state level to curb access to the ballot box. The For the People Act, or S1, aims to expand voting access nationwide. Democrats have said the legislation would improve accountability and transparency in Washington, while Republicans have argued the legislation limits political speech and represents a federal power grab that Democrats are advancing in an effort to gain an advantage in elections. “It is not democracy when you disenfranchise people by passing Jim Crow laws. That’s not democracy — that’s dictatorship, and that’s where our Republican friends seem to be going,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
(📸: Alex Brandon/AP)
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