Schumer in bind over fight to overhaul elections

Posted on AllSides May 17th, 2021
From The Center

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) faces big headaches in his own party as he tries to get a sweeping elections bill to President Biden’s desk.

Schumer — who is up for reelection in 2022 and trying to keep Democrats in control of the Senate — finds himself trying to juggle competing interests over the fate of the For the People Act, a top legislative priority for the party.

At one end, he’s dealing with a progressive base that wants to get the House-passed bill across the finish line and...

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