Sen. Manchin proposes changes to Democrats’ voting bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin is opening the door to supporting a voting rights bill.
The West Virginia Democrat is offering up an extensive list of proposed changes to the legislation ahead of a showdown vote in the Senate later this month.
The Democrats’ bill would bring about the largest overhaul of U.S. voting in a generation, touching nearly every aspect of the electoral process.
They say it’s needed to protect access to the ballot. But Manchin opposes the bill as written, calling it divisive.
He released a proposed list of changes ahead of a meeting of Senate Democrats Thursday to discuss the path forward.
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