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House passes major voting reform bill, but Senate Republicans will likely block it

Democrats in the House passed a sweeping voting rights bill that will be moved to the U.S. Senate.

It would be one of the biggest overhauls in the history of U.S. election law in the last several decades.

Republicans overwhelmingly opposed it.


House Resolution 1, which touches on virtually every aspect of the electoral process, according to the Associated Press. It would restrict partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts, strike down hurdles to voting and bring transparency to a murky campaign finance system that allows wealthy donors to anonymously bankroll political causes.

The bill is a response to the restrictive measures moving through Republican-controlled statehouses across the country after President Donald Trump’s loss and claims of a stolen election.

This measure though isn’t a lock. It will likely have to go through some significant changes to allow it to procedurally succeed, or even make it to a vote in the U.S. Senate.

RELATED: Inside the House resolution that would overhaul voting (AP)



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