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Stacey Abrams backs Sen. Joe Manchin’s ‘strong’ voting reform compromise

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Georgia’s Stacey Abrams said Thursday she supports West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s proposals for a compromise on voting reform, giving the plan some momentum as Democrats seek to unite against Republican efforts to impose restrictive new ballot rules across the country. Abrams, a former candidate for Georgia governor and leading voting rights advocate, praised the moderate Democratic senator’s scaled-back policy demands even though it doesn’t go nearly as far as other left-wing proposals. “What Sen. Manchin is putting forward are some basic building blocks we need to ensure that democracy is …

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