Senate debate to begin on Freedom to Vote Act

Senate debate to begin on Freedom to Vote Act 1

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks to reporters following a Democratic strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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UPDATED 7:46 AM PT – Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has continued his push to federalize America’s election system. The New York Democrat plans to begin debate on the Freedom to Vote Act on Wednesday.

The act is similar to the failed For the People Act, though it includes voter ID compromises for West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin. Schumer’s latest proposal would take away a state’s right to map out their own congressional districts and allow for mass mail-in balloting nationwide. While many say it’ s a Democrat wish list, Schumer has called it a compromise.

“This bill is a compromise, but a good one. It’s a bill that every Senate Democrat is united behind, enthusiastically. It sets common sense standards to make sure all Americans, no matter what zip code they live in, have the freedom to vote safely, securely.”

Many Democrats are pushing even harder to abolish the filibuster over the bill as few, if any, Republicans are expected to support it.

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