GOP expected to filibuster voting rights bill ahead of senate procedural vote

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — The senate is getting ready for a vote on the ‘Democrats’ for the People Act.’

The bill aims to block states from requiring proof of ID to vote and wants to make Election Day a public holiday, among other things.

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Tuesday’s vote is procedural on whether to move the bill forward. Republicans have stated they plan to block the vote with a filibuster, a senate rule that requires sixty votes for a bill to proceed.

Democrats currently only have fifty votes.

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