US Senate to debate Democrats' key voting rights bill

Washington (AFP) – Senate Democrats introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at lowering voting barriers nationwide, a Biden administration priority at a time many Republican-run states seek to impose new limits in the wake of Donald Trump’s election loss. Two weeks after the House of Representatives passed the For the People Act, Senate leadership put forward its version which would expand and protect early and mail-in voting, require states to offer same-day voter registration, make Election Day a federal holiday and remove so-called dark money from politics. The measure is unlikely to clear t…

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