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GOP readies blitz against Democrats' voting rights bill

Mitch McConnell
Posted at 2:37 AM, May 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 09:00:26-04

Republicans are preparing an all-out assault on a sweeping voting rights bill from Democrats.

They plan to force dozens of politically difficult votes during a hearing Tuesday that will spotlight an increasingly charged national debate over access to the ballot.

The bill as written would bring about the largest overhaul of U.S. elections in a generation.

Democrats say the changes are even more important now as Republican-controlled states impose new voting restrictions.

It’s a motivating issue for Republicans as well. They plan to argue against public financing for congressional campaigns and an overhaul of the federal agency that polices elections.