The top Senate Democrat said on Tuesday that he will consider GOP changes to new voting legislation in order to win enough Republican votes to pass the bill.
Majority Leader Chuck Schumer praised new voting legislation authored by a group of liberal and centrist Democrats that would require minimal voter identification at the polls, allow same-day voter registration, and would make Election Day a national holiday, along with other big changes, including an end to partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts.
The measure faces a GOP filibuster in the Senate unless Democrats can round up the support of at least 10 Republicans.
Schumer suggested Tuesday he’s willing to compromise by soliciting input from GOP lawmakers, who so far have had no role in writing the legislation.
The New York Democrat said he assigned the task to Sen. Joe Manchin, a