House to vote on bill bolstering landmark voting law

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are poised to pass legislation that would strengthen a landmark civil rights-era voting law weakened by the Supreme Court over the past decade.

It’s a step party leaders are touting as progress in their quest to turn back voting restrictions advanced in Republican-led states.

But the bill faces dim prospects in the Senate where they do not have enough votes to overcome opposition from Republicans, who have excoriated it as “unnecessary” and a “power grab.”

That puts Democrats right back where they started, with slim chances of passing any voting legislation in time for 2022 midterm elections.

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