Among other things, the bill stipulated that there should be fewer barriers for voters to cast their ballots. The Democrats also wanted an independent commission to handle the reclassification of constituencies going forward. This task now falls to the US states.
ballot box fraud
Republican senators said the bill violated states’ rights. According to Republicans, it ensures that states cannot do enough against ballot fraud.
Georgia voting rights
Electoral reform is a top priority for Democrats. Republicans want restrictions on voting rights in some states.
For example, stricter rules for identification when voting were passed in the US state of Georgia this spring. Polls in that Republican state must also close early on Election Day in the next election. Democrats say this makes it difficult for some demographic groups to vote.
‘The fight is not over yet’
Ahead of the vote, US President Joe Biden tweeted that the bill “reforms and strengthens American democracy.” “The battle is not over,” Vice President Kamala Harris said after the vote.
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