Here’s How Democrats’ Sweeping Voting Rights Law Would Work

Here’s How Democrats’ Sweeping Voting Rights Law Would Work

The New York Times-Politics·2021-03-31 06:01

The far-reaching voting rights measure that Democrats are pressing to enact, known as the For the People Act, was more a political statement than serious legislation when lawmakers first proposed it in 2019.

The bill, clocking in at 818 pages, includes a laundry list of Democratic priorities like expanded ballot access, tighter controls on political money and support for District of Columbia statehood. It had no chance of becoming law when Republicans controlled the Senate and the White House.

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