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Senate Democrats ready voting rights bill after partisan wrangling


J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press

Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke during a hearing of the Senate Rules Committee she chairs, as the committee debated election reform on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON – A sprawling voting rights bill led by Senate Democrats survived a marathon session Tuesday of the Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Democrat Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.

An effort to advance the legislation that touches everything from voter registration to absentee ballots and campaign finance got a party-line 9-9 tie vote in the evenly-divided committee. But Senate rules allow Democrats and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to try to bring the legislation forward to the full Senate.

Klobuchar made it clear immediately afterward that that's the plan.


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