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Manchin's opposition clouds future of Dems' elections bill

 

New York Times

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Sunday, June 6, in no uncertain terms that he will not vote for the Democrats' far-reaching bill to combat voter suppression and restore ethical controls on the presidency shattered by Donald Trump.

WASHINGTON - A key Democratic senator says he will not vote for the largest overhaul of U.S. election law in at least a generation, leaving no plausible path forward for legislation that his party and the White House have portrayed as crucial for protecting access to the ballot.

"Voting and election reform that is done in a partisan manner will all but ensure partisan divisions continue to deepen,'' Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia wrote in a home-state newspaper, the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

He wrote that failure to bring together both parties on voting legislation would "risk further dividing and destroying the republic we swore to protect and defend as elected officials."

https://www.startribune.com/manchins-opposition-clouds-future-of-dems-elections-bill/600065255/

 

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