Schumer pushes scaled-back voting rights measure despite Republican filibuster threat

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New York Daily News

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., moved to push a compromise voting rights and elections bill Thursday even though Republicans have vowed to block it. Schumer will start the clock running for lawmakers to consider the so-called Freedom to Vote Act, which would counter GOP efforts in states that seek limit access to the ballot box especially by minority groups that lean Democratic. “(We hope to advance) solutions on a bipartisan basis to ensure all Americans have a say in our democracy,” Schumer wrote in a letter to Democratic colleagues. The measure would set national rules for run…

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