By Ivan Maltsev
The bill provides for the introduction of federal voting standards.
Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked an attempt by Democrats to start discussing a bill on electoral reform.
The Democrats’ attempts failed for the third time. The bill was a reaction to the actions of at least 19 states in which Republicans are in power, which have passed various laws restricting the rights of voters over the past year.
The leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, promised that attempts to pass this law would continue.
All 50 Republican senators voted against the discussion. Party leaders claim that the bill is trying to deprive the states of control over elections.
The bill establishes federal standards for conducting electoral procedures, including guarantees that all interested voters can vote by mail. In addition, the bill makes election day a federal holiday to increase turnout.