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Jbird
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Democrats unveil new voting rights bill

A group of Senate Democrats unveiled new voting rights legislation on Tuesday in another attempt by the party to pass sweeping changes to federal elections in the face of a GOP filibuster.

The new bill, called the Freedom to Vote Act, was released by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), along with several co-sponsors, including Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Tim Kaine (Va.), Jon Tester (Mont.) and Raphael Warnock (Ga.), according to a statement from Klobuchar’s office shared with The Hill.

The legislation builds on a framework proposed earlier this year by Manchin as well as the sweeping For the People Act, which was blocked in June by Senate Republicans.

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The new bill, which still faces an uphill battle in the Senate to reach the 60 votes needed to overcome a GOP filibuster, would implement an array of changes to federal elections, including making Election Day a federal holiday, and implementing an automatic online voter registration system in each state.

The legislation would also mandate that each state offer same-day voter registration at all polling locations by 2024, and calls for a broad range of cards and documents to qualify as proof of identification for in-person voting, according to the statement.

“Following the 2020 elections in which more Americans voted than ever before, we have seen unprecedented attacks on our democracy in states across the country.” Klobuchar, chair of the Senate Rules Committee, said on Tuesday.

“These attacks demand an immediate federal response,” she added.

She went on to note that the new bill has the backing of “the entire voting rights working group, including Senators Manchin and [Jeff] Merkley [(D-Ore." target="_blank" rel="nofollow noreferrer">,” adding that the legislation “will set basic national standards to make sure all Americans can cast their ballots in the way that works best for them, regardless of what zip code they live in.” LINK



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frick them


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xxTIMMYxx
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No. Over 80% of the country doesn’t want this
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CamdenTiger
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Those people know if there is no cheat, they don’t have a shot to stay in power


AndyCBR
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Cheating mother frickers.


Jbird
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Cheating mother frickers.
this


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Issa Honk
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“Following the 2020 elections in which more Americans voted than ever before, we have seen unprecedented attacks on our democracy in states across the country.” Klobuchar, chair of the Senate Rules Committee, said on Tuesday.

“These attacks demand an immediate federal response,” she added.

That is absolutely terrifying


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FredBear
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The republicans would be fools to go along with this

Which means many of them probably will


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East Coast Band
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Anything to get cheap votes.
You can't even apply for federal housing and get a free home that same day.
Why should you immediately be able to vote?


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TrueTiger
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At this point, why not use Surveymonkey.com to elect our leaders?


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automatic online voter registration system


The end goal is online voting, it would be so easy to manipulate and cheat under that system.


cajunangelle
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The new bill, called the Freedom to Vote Act, was released by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.),
so they are changing it from John Lewis to freedom to try to hide the one party dem rule politics in the bill...

It was probably Amy's idea. I saw yesterday that Amy is on the SCOTUS nom short list.

May as well put Comey on SCOTUS but he is the wrong sex and color.
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xxTIMMYxx
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Those a-holes keep calling transparency “attacks”. So fricking ridiculous
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OysterPoBoy
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and calls for a broad range of cards and documents to qualify as proof of identification for in-person voting


My favorite argument of theirs is when they whine about concealed carry permits being accepted but not student ids. Like we are trying to allow gun owners to vote and keep students from voting. Not even considering that one is a state issued I’d and the other is printed out by some 18 year old during their part time job between classes.


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Jcorye1
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Part of me wants this to pass, because if SCOTUS didn't knock it down we know it's the end of the Republic. It is outlined in the constitution that each state defines their voting.


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burger bearcat
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If its so popular, change it in your state. Stop cramming shite down everyone Federally.


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Pezzo
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jokes on us....we've been unknowingly using online voting for years



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Choctaw
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im ok with making Election Day a holiday. the rest is garbage
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SirWinston
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Then we dont need month-long early voting or mail in voting, right?
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Then we dont need month-long early voting or mail in voting, right?



right


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