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Senate Democrats unveil new bill to counter voting restrictions passed by GOP-led states

US Senate Democrats have proposed a new voting rights legislation in an attempt to counter the growing number of voting restriction bills that have been passed by the GOP-led states over the past months.

The new bill, called the Freedom to Vote Act, crafted by senator Amy Klobuchar, also enjoys the support of senator Joe Manchin, a key swing vote who had previously opposed an earlier version of the legislation, For The People Act, in the Senate last June.

The new bill, just like the previous one, seeks to implement major reforms to the United States’ voting system to make it easier for the people to register to vote.

Moreover, it will set a 15-day minimum early voting window for all the states, and makes the Election Day a federal holiday.

“Following the 2020 elections in which more Americans voted than ever before, we have seen unprecedented attacks on our democracy in states across the country,” Klobuchar said on Tuesday.

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