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Senate Democrats ‘encouraged’ on voting rights bill, McConnell opposed

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By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Senate Democrats scrambled to unite around a sweeping election reform bill that they hope to begin debating next week, in the face of Republican opposition and moves by several states to pass laws placing new restrictions on voting. Some Democrats expressed optimism over a compromise plan proposed by moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, details of which were released on Wednesday. “I am encouraged by these recent developments,” Senator Raphael Warnock of Georgia told reporters. Georgia is one of a half-dozen U.S. states that passed tough new cont…

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