The Wall Street Journal: Democrats expressing hope that renewed push to protect voting rights could get some Republicans onboard

United States

WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers were working to finalize whittled-down elections legislation as they reached Friday’s anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, with negotiators saying they were close on a measure intended to override state voting restrictions by setting minimum standards for accessing the ballot.

From the archives (March 2021): Voting rights intensify as partisan battleground, with Democrats pushing H.R. 1 and Republicans altering election procedures at state level