Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted his colleague’s voting rights compromise proposal Thursday, vowing that the GOP would oppose it.
West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s proposed framework includes both Democratic and Republican priorities, including outlawing partisan gerrymandering, adopting voter ID, expanding early voting and limiting no-excuse absentee voting. But any voting bill needs 60 votes to overcome a Senate filibuster, meaning that 10 Republicans would have to vote in favor even if every Democrat supports it.
“Senate Democrats seem to have reached a so-called ‘compromise’ election takeover among themselves,” McConnell said during weekly his Senate Republican leadership press conference. “In reality, the plan endorsed by Stacey Abrams is no compromise.”
Abrams came out in support of Manchin’s plan Thursday, saying that she supported his provisions allowing for alternative forms of ID like utility bills to be used.
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