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Congressional and state Democrats are quietly disagreeing over portions of the party’s massive voting rights bill, the For the People Act. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia currently opposes the bill because it has failed to attract any Republican support. African-American members of the House of Representatives are concerned that the redistricting provisions in the bill might threaten their majority-minority districts. And state election officials are concerned that some of the bill’s rules and requirements are confusing, impractical, and would be impossible to put

In this in-depth report, the New York Times describes how conservative organizations, especially the Heritage Foundation, are influencing state Republican lawmakers’ efforts to curtail voting access in the wake of the 2020 election. It also details how the Republican State Leadership Committee plans to introduce and enact restrictive voting measures across the country. Many members of the RSLC involved in these efforts have publically spread the disproven claim that there was widespread voter fraud during the 2020 election.Visit the New York Times to learn