Manchin circulates list of demands for voting legislation

6/21/21
 
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from CBSNews,
6/19/21:

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has circulated a list of demands for voting legislation among his Democratic colleagues, indicating he may be willing to consider a revised version of the sweeping voting and elections reform bill that the Senate will take up at the end of the month.

Manchin previously expressed his opposition to S. 1, known as the For the People Act, raising concerns about passing partisan voting legislation. Supporters of the bill note that several Republican-led states are advancing laws that would restrict voting rights along party lines, and say that S. 1 is necessary to counter these actions.

Manchin told reporters on Wednesday that he had shared with his colleagues “things I can support and vote with” in the For the People Act.

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