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Gazette-Mail editorial: Congress Should Pass the Freedom to Vote Act

Oct 15, 2021

Gazette-Mail Editorial Board 

October 15, 2021 

(Charleston Gazette-Mail) – It’s time for Congress to pass the Freedom to Vote Act. The legislation, a compromise from Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., of the previous For the People and John Lewis Voting Rights acts, would secure democracy going forward by hindering dark money that plays far too large a role in elections. It also standardizes a federal voter ID law while still making access to the polls easy with several ways to vote, along with same-day registration and a standard 15 days for early voting.