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Manchin in the middle: West Virginia Senator again asks for bipartisan support on voting overhaul

By Charles Boothe, Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is once again in the national spotlight, and once again he is insisting on bipartisan support for a controversial piece of legislation.

This time it is the For the People Act (S.1), which includes a host of voting-rights legislation in an attempt to thwart Republican efforts on state levels to add restrictions on voting.

Those S.1 items include gerrymandering reform, improvements in voter-registration, assurances that citizens can vote by mail, preventing the purge of voter rolls and how congressional elections are financed.public financing of congressional elections.

With a 50-50 split in the Senate, Manchin continues to be pivotal on whether Democrats can get legislation through with no GOP support.

Manchin released a statement last week explaining his position on the For the People Act…

To read more: https://www.bdtonline.com/news/manchin-in-the-middle-senator-again-asks-for-bipartisan-support-on-voting-overhaul/article_6d690990-8f63-11eb-b7db-53af0d5dabfe.html

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