Sunday, June 06, 2021

Senator Manchin, protecting the right to vote is only "partisan" because Republicans are engaging in partisan attacks on it

The For the People Act was reintroduced in 2021 by Democratic Representatives and Senators to expand "voter registration [...] and voting access" and limit "removing voters from voter rolls." As no Republican Senators support the Act, Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, announced yesterday in the Charleston Gazette-Mail that he will be voting against the bill. Manchin begins with the claim that "protecting [the right to vote] should never be done in a partisan manner." However, in states across the country, the Republican Party is undermining that right in the most partisan manner possible. Manchin's refusal to be "partisan" surrenders to Republican attacks on the right he claims to stand for. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 6 June 2021)


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