A Hinge Point for Voting Rights
The bill combines important protections from the House-passed For the People Act and Senator Raphael Warnock’s Preventing Election Subversion Act. It is designed to counter the pernicious provisions in laws in states such as Georgia and Texas aimed at allowing partisans to overturn lawful elections. It puts in place procedural safeguards against local election officials being removed for partisan purposes and makes intimidating election workers a felony. If passed, the bill will, in federal elections, override local voter-restrictive laws proliferating in states with Republican-dominated legislatures.
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