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The Democratic Bind on H. R. 1

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) confers with Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.), Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), and other members of Congress before President Joe Biden his speaks at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., April 28, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via Reuters)

The Democrats’ “For the People Act” is going nowhere, but a lot of them have talked themselves into believing that Republican states are engaged in a voter-suppression rampage that will cost them elections. And, as this Politico story shows, Democrats in Congress who know better aren’t willing to say it on the record.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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