Manchin to vote against election overhaul bill The Hill

Manchin tanks Democrats' hopes of going it alone on their sweeping agenda

Named for the late Congressman John Lewis, the bill would restore the need for certain states and counties to see approval from the federal government before re-drawing voting districts, a legal requirement that was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in its landmark 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision. This means that numerous Democratic Party's top priorities, from voting rights to gun control, are disabled upon arrival.

Opposition to Mr. Manchin's bill Also known as HR1, it can turn out to be important in an evenly divided Senate.

Unfortunately, we now are witnessing that the fundamental right to vote has itself become overtly politicized.

"Voting and election reform that is done in a partisan manner will all but ensure partisan divisions continue to deepen", he wrote.

The bill would require states to expand mail-in voting, which was used widely in last year's presidential election because of the coronavirus pandemic, and it would also lengthen the hours of in-person balloting. The filibuster rule requires 60 votes to pass most bills, and in today's Senate, which is split 50-50, that means numerous Democrats' biggest priorities, from voting rights to gun control, are dead on arrival.

"I believe that partisan voting will break the already weakened bondage of democracy, so I oppose people's law", Manchin wrote. "Furthermore, I will not vote to weaken or eliminate the filibuster. For as long as I have the privilege of being your USA senator, I will fight to represent the people of West Virginia, to seek bipartisan compromise no matter how hard and to develop the political bonds that end divisions and help unite the country we love", Manchin wrote.

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"Partial voting and electoral reforms will nearly ensure that partisan divisions continue to deepen", he wrote.

Wallace pointed out how Republicans blocked the 1/6 commission and noted comments from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell about blocking President Joe Biden's agenda. "I don't where to begin", he said, adding that "it is. intellectually unserious" and "outdated".

Jones' criticism may not be the only backlash Manchin receives from within his own party - Axios' Jonathan Swan reports that House progressives are becoming "fed up with efforts to accommodate Republican senators", though it seems unlikely that the senator will be influenced by the reactions. "That's why we have to win more seats in 2022 so we don't have to deal with his sorry ass", another critic cried.

The West Virginia Democratic senator reminded in his opinion piece, titled "Why I'm voting against the For the People Act", that in 2017 Democrats were publicly defending the filibuster when Republicans held control of both chambers of Congress and the White House.

In return, Republicans would have to agree to at least $1 trillion in new infrastructure spending, one source said. "It doesn't get more partisan than that", the official People 4 Bernie account claimed. "Respectfully, I do not agree", Manchin stated. But if we lose our democracy bc he won't do the most basic thing to save it, he goes down w Quisling, Petain, Von Hindenburg-the worst fascist enablers in history.

"All of that work to flip Georgia blue and Manchin just s*** a href="https://twitter.com/pablo_honey1/status/1401509024076636161" target="_blank" *cried".

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