Democrats Press for Broader Voting Access As GOP Resists

Republicans in the U.S. Senate mounted an aggressive case against sweeping election and voting-access legislation from Democrats.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks at a Senate Rules Committee markup to argue against the "For the People Act," which would expand access to voting and other voting reforms, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The bill was already passed by Democrats in the House. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in the U.S. Senate mounted an aggressive case Tuesday against sweeping election and voting-access legislation from Democrats, pushing to roll back proposals for automatic voter registration, 24-hour ballot drop boxes and other changes in an increasingly charged national debate. The legislation, a top priority of Democrats in the aftermath of the divisive 2020 election, would bring about the largest overhaul of U.S. voting in a generation, touching nearly every aspect of…

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