Joe Manchin wants to pass bipartisan John Lewis voting bill, but McConnell still a ‘no’

In what many believe to be a decisive blow to Democrats’ efforts to pass voting rights legislation this summer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has voiced his opposition to a bipartisan compromise offered by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Rather than attempt to pass the ambitious For the People Act, Manchin and Murkowksi have suggested the two parties come together to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, which would restore a portion of the original Voting Rights Act that was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2013.

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