Senate Republicans Likely to Kill Federal Election Takeover Legislation

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Senate Republicans are likely to stand firm on Tuesday and kill the federal election takeover legislation through which Democrats seek to cancel state voter ID laws and publicly fund political campaigns.

The bill, dubbed the “For The People Act” or S.1, will encounter a Senate procedural vote to begin debate on the legislation.

But Republicans, labeling the legislation as a purely a “partisan power grab” by the Democrats “to rig the rules of American elections permanently” in their favor, seem poised to block any discussion of the measure through the filibuster.

In order to advance the measure, Democrats would need ten Republicans to vote with them.
Mitch by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0