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Fate of voting rights bill now in hands of Senate; GOP slams legislation as Washington overreach

Jun 21, 2021 - USA Today

WASHINGTON - The Senate is poised to consider voting rights legislation this week, possibly voting as soon as Tuesday. Its passage looks unlikely, but Democrats are working overtime to unify in its favor as Republicans stand firm in opposition.

Democrats hailed the For the People Act - a sweeping bill aimed at protecting voters' rights, increasing election security and mandating independent redistricting - as a bold countermeasure to restrictive voting measures pursued in states. Republica...