Democrats’ Stalled Voting Rights Push Was Still Worth It


Democrats' Stalled Voting Rights Push Was Still Worth It

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

As expected, Republicans filibustered a motion to proceed to Senate consideration of the For the People Act, a comprehensive voting-rights and election-reform bill that cleared the House in March. Tuesday’s motion produced a pure partisan split, with its famous Democratic opponent, Joe Manchin, voting with his party to open debate on the bill — presumably in hopes of getting a vote on his recently unveiled compromise proposal, though key GOP senators quickly denounced it.

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