Tuesday, 28 September, 2021

Why the USA voting rights bill failed in the Senate

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Sandy Nunez | 23 June, 2021, 08:45

"We have several serious options for how to reconsider this issue and advance legislation to combat voter suppression".

While Manchin's vote on the motion to proceed Tuesday willgive an indication on where he personally stands on the larger piece of legislation, it doesn't change the fact that Democrats remain 10 GOP allies short to begin debate, let alone vote, on the bill.

Manchin said earlier Tuesday that he would vote to approve the measure because he wanted the Senate to debate talks with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and "found common ground with my Democratic colleagues on a new version of the bill that ensures our elections are fair, accessible, and secure". Republicans have called the Democrats' push a power grab that would undercut election security.

Democrats have turned up the heat on Sen.

"Congressional action on federal voting rights legislation must be the result of both Democrats and Republicans coming together to find a pathway forward or we risk further dividing and destroying the republic we swore to protect and defend as elected officials", the proposal said.

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain tweeted that President Joe Biden isn't done with pushing the legislation.

"I'll have more to say on this next week".

Psaki said if the Tuesday vote is unsuccessful, "we suspect it will prompt a new conversation about the path forward". It allowed those voting in person to present only a sworn statement attesting to being who they said they were.

"Voting rights are preservative of all other rights", said Democratic Sen.

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But Democratic centrists, most prominently Mr. Manchin and Arizona Sen.

Does this change the outlook on ending the filibuster? But last week he proposed a number of changes that should have attracted bipartisan support. Joe Manchin agreed to join his fellow Democrats in voting for a procedural measure to bring the measure to the floor. Mr. Manchin negotiated with Democrats all weekend and in the hours before the vote on the contents of a compromise. He also proposed making election day a holiday and, in a gesture to Republicans, requiring that voters supply identification (but not necessarily photo ID).

But Mr. Manchin was at odds with other Democrats on voter ID requirements and on allowing absentee voting for any reason. But he failed to persuade a single Republican to open debate on the measure. "None of them are created to suppress the vote", he expressed.

"The bill that's going to be debated, including Senator Manchin's changes, would address. numerous concerns and issues that I've just discussed", Obama said.

Some progressives have criticized Mr. Biden for not doing enough to consistently elevate the voting-rights issue.

"He's not absent, but he needs to be a lot more vocal and a lot more out front", said Jamaal Bowman, a NY congressman, on CNN.

But by getting the support of Mr.

However, even if the bill advanced, Democrats have their own divisions.

The conservative-majority Supreme Court in recent years has made it more hard to challenge both voting restrictions and the drawing of legislative districts. Not Democratic, not liberal, not progress, non-partisan. Her state is now roiled by an audit of votes cast in 2020 in Maricopa County, which Mr. Biden won, and is defending some of its voting rules at the Supreme Court. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) to eliminating the filibuster.