The Biggest Decision Democrats Face
If anything, the election-law reform legislation that Democrats have introduced in both chambers—H.R. 1 and its Senate companion, S. 1—is even more ambitious. The bill, in fact, “may be more sweeping” than the original VRA, passed in 1965, said Paul Smith, the vice president for litigation and strategy at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center. “H.R. 1 is going to require an end of the filibuster,” Smith said.]. The Republican campaign to block access to the vote “will probably get to a level that we haven’t seen since the 1960s, at least in some states,” Smith said.
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