Stacey Abrams Says She Would ‘Absolutely’ Back Manchin’s Voting Rights Proposal

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 25: Former Democratic leader in the Georgia House of Representatives and founder and chair of Fair Fight Action Stacey Abrams testifies during a hearing before the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee of House Judiciary Committee June 25, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. …
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Appearing Thursday on CNN’s New Day, voting rights activist and failed Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams expressed support for Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) voting rights compromise proposal.

A transcript is as follows: 

JOHN BERMAN: People have been asking Joe Manchin what he could support. He has now laid it out. Some of those proposals would be significant changes and requirements from state to state. Is that a comprise you could support?

STACEY ABRAMS: Absolutely. What Senator Manchin is putting forward are some basic building blocks that we need to ensure that democracy is accessible, no matter your geography. Those provisions that he’s setting forth are strong ones that will create [a] level playing field, will create standards that do not vary from state to state, and I think will ensure that every American has improved access to the right to vote, despite the onslaught of state legislation seeking to restrict access to the right to vote.


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