Senate Panel Deadlocks On Democratic Elections Overhaul Bill

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A Senate panel deadlocked on a Democratic bill to set federal standards on voting access, with Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell leading a day-long effort to thwart legislation he called a partisan power-grab.

After hours of debate on amendments, the Senate Rules Committee tied 9-9 along party lines late Tuesday on a vote to advance the legislation. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer would have to force a vote of the full Senate to bring it to the floor, but its unclear that he’ll have the support necessary with some Democrats expressing reservations about the bill.

“This is not the last you will hear, in fact this is the beginning as Senator Schumer will under his rights be able to bring the bill to the floor,” Committee Chair Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, said after the vote.

The bill, S. 1, is a high priority for Democrats in the face of efforts by Republican-dominated state legislatures — spurred in part by former President Donald Trump’s false claims about fraud in the 2020 election — to enact ballot restrictions.

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