Senate will debate new voter legislation as soon as next week

Senate will debate new voter legislation as soon as next week

Senate Democrats plan to make another attempt at passing legislation that would increase federal oversight of elections and could vote on a bill as soon as next week, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

Unanimous opposition from Republicans means the bill cannot stave off a GOP filibuster and is headed for likely defeat. But Democrats want to hold a vote to demonstrate all 50 lawmakers in their party are willing to support a bill they say is aimed at increasing access to the polls.

The measure is the product of negotiations among Democrats, including West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, who earlier this year voted against a more sweeping Democratic measure that would overhaul election and campaign laws broadly. The bill would have eliminated voter ID and other new voter integrity laws implemented by some states.

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Manchin has called for requiring voter ID but not

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