Sen. Joe Manchin Threatens To Hold Up Democrats Voting Rights Bill

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) is threatening to kill the voting rights reform bill S.1 which passed in the House as H.R. 1 earlier in March. The voting reform bill is aimed at reducing gerrymandering, adding transparency requirements for political advertisements and creating an automatic national voter registration system. Manchin as Democrat’s 50th vote has tremendous power, leaving Democrats little choice but to work with the prickly centrist. “Pushing through legislation of this magnitude on a partisan basis may garner short-term benefits, but will inevitably only exacerbate the distru…

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