Democrats are launching a new campaign to get the party's voting law through a divided Senate, a move that President Joe Biden continues to promote.
Two voting rules are weighed in the Senate.
The first is a comprehensive move called the Freedom to Vote Act, a consensus bill passed by the Senate Democrats after Senator Joe Manchin, DW.Va., said he would not support the House bill, For the People Act. . The bill, introduced for the first time in 2019 - prior to the recent expansion of restrictive legislation passed by Republican legislatures - also lists a long list of priorities for the Democratic Alliance.
The second bill, John Lewis Voting Development Act, is a revision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, was signed as a co-sponsor. A bill has already passed the House.
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Democrats say passing a voting bill is important. Encouraged by the rigged electoral election of President Donald Trump, 19 states passed bans on the ballot last year, and some legislatures are expected to consider more this year.
Both bills are supported by all 50 Democrats and independents in the Senate, and Supreme Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Has promised to bring both votes before the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. on Monday. But without the support of the 10 Republicans, their votes will be needed for the law to repeal the 60-vote limit, which may fail.
Democrats say they will then try to change the Senate rules to kill the need for 60 votes, a move approved by Biden on Tuesday. But this move is unlikely to gain the support of all 50 members of the Democratic Alliance who need to pass.
Here are some suggestions:
National voting access standards
The Freedom of Voting Act will create a set of party election standards to ensure that voters have equal access to the ballot box nationwide.
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Countries will be required to provide a minimum number of early voting days and the ability to vote by post for any reason. Some of the newly set limits have hours and days of premature voting.
After e-mail voting relied heavily on the era of coronavirus violence, the republics of the Republic - some of which have already limited e-mail voting for people with issues such as medical conditions or travel - imposed new requirements and regulations.
If provinces choose to require a voter ID, the bill will create a national standard for acceptable forms; the standard would allow for a wider range of identification documents - and electronic copies - than other states with strict voter ID rules now.
The bill will also make Election Day a national holiday, which lawyers say will make it easier for people to vote. Some warned that it would also make it difficult for shift workers and those with childcare problems to vote.
To break the long queues, which have negatively affected colored communities, the bill will require states to keep voting lines for 30 minutes or less. The Department of Justice used to review the closure of polling stations that could lead to long queues under the Voting Rights Act before the Supreme Court issued it in 2013; since then, hundreds of polling stations have been closed in the Southern states.
The bill will also create or increase penalties for intimidating and misleading voters to combat false and inaccurate information about elections, which have been rampant since 2020.
The Freedom to Vote Act will restore the party's voting rights to people with serious offenses after their release from prison. State-level restrictions on voting by former criminals have prevented more than two million people from voting by 2020, according to the Sentencing Project, a human rights organization. In Florida, voters wanted to re-use people with serious crimes, so that the Republican Legislature could restrict.
Voter registration will be easier in most states, which will require you to register online and automatically register with government motor vehicle agencies. Countries will also have to allow voter registration on polling day at polling stations, which Republicans fear will create opportunities for voter fraud and confusion at polling stations.
Rearrange the changes
The Freedom of Voting Act will also prohibit the opposition from rebelling on conference maps and requires non-partisan standards in all provinces and mandates transparency in the system. That could exacerbate legal challenges in provinces that have already made new election law maps for this year and force states that have not yet drawn their own maps to adopt new standards.
Protect election staff and records, and provide legal aid
The Freedom of Voting Act will make it a crime for the state to intentionally harass, intimidate, intimidate or coerce election officials, voting staff and electoral volunteers in the performance of their duties. In a survey of election workers last year, nearly a third reported feeling insecure because of their jobs; One in six said he too had been threatened.
Conservative critics have argued that the law could intimidate conservative voters, who monitor the work of election officials.
The bill would also ensure that voters have the right to sue if they believe that their right or their right to vote is being violated.