What is the Plan B If Joe Manchin Can’t Sell the Republicans His Freedom to Vote Act?
We begin with the new Freedom to Vote Act put together by a group of Democratic Senators and Joe Manchin who is now trying to sell it to his Republican colleagues before a vote is supposed to take place as early as next week according to Senate Majority Leader Schumer. Joining us is Greg Palast, a journalist who has been investigating voter suppression for decades and is the author of the New York Times and international bestsellers, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and Armed Madhouse. The recipient of the George Orwell Courage in Journalism Prize for his BBC television documentary, Bush Family Fortunes, his latest book is How Trump Stole 2020 and we discuss what is in the bill as well as what is not. Given that it is highly unlikely that Senator Manchin will win over 10 Republican senators or even one, we assess what the Plan B might be for the Democrats who will surely lose the 2022 and 2024 elections due to the massive and brazen nationwide Republican voter suppression campaign underway unless they get something passed, even if it does not make the electoral playing field completely level.
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