Democrats come up short in effort to change Senate rules to overcome GOP opposition on voting rights
Ten Republicans would have to join the 50 Democratic senators to advance their voting rights bills. But, all 50 GOP members stood in opposition.
Activists and leaders vollied harsh criticism and accusations of voter suppression for incorrect voting instructions.
The ambitious 149-page bill would change deadlines, early voting and mail-in ballot procedures and mandate IDs for all in-person voters.
As a follow-up to its voter engagement work last year, advocates with the Poor People’s Campaign and other groups presented a list of policy items to lawmakers in 30 states including Pennsylvania.
Undetermined release date of U.S. Census data may require counties to do more.