Senator Manchin claims he’s willing to compromise on voting rights; wants Voter ID but with exceptions

Senator Manchin, the thorn in President Biden’s agenda and one of the causes for bills stalling in the Senate claims he’s willing to compromise voting bills ahead of a crucial Senate vote. Manchin has stated he does not support HR 1, For the People’s Act, but is open to the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, “but said he doesn’t believe the filibuster rules should be changed to pass it despite opposition from most Republicans.”

In a nutshell, Manchin supports making Election Day a public holiday but he also supports requiring voter identification in order to vote. He did offer alternatives like allowing people to produce utility bills “to suffice as proof of identity.”

“Congressional action on federal voting rights legislation must be the result of both Democrats and Republicans coming together to find a pathway forward or we risk further dividing and destroying the republic we swore to protect and defend as elected officials,” he wrote.

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