In a short film supporting the For The People Act, the celebrity couple pretends it's 2055 — and declares that "democracy is dead."
The West Virginia Democrat again expressed hope that "there’s enough good Republicans" who will support a bipartisan outcome on federal voting changes.
A week after saying he opposed the For the People Act, the West Virginia Democrat revealed what parts of the bill he would support.
The attorney general said the DOJ will fight back as Republican-led state legislatures pass voting restrictions because of Donald Trump's voter fraud lies.
“African-Americans in West Virginia could be his Achilles' heel,”said Owens Brown, president of the West Virginia NAACP.
"Our democracy is too important to be sacrificed at the altar of archaic and anti-democratic Senate procedures such as the filibuster," the group told the senator.
“With voting rights under attack in 48 out of 50 state legislatures ... , the moment has never been more urgent," Abrams wrote in a push for the For the People Act.
Manchin's opposition to a sweeping package of voting reforms has left Democrats scrambling to figure out a path forward on protecting voting rights.
Activists left a meeting with the pivotal West Virginia Democrat knowing they need to do more to persuade him.
Even senators who nominally support the bill are open to amending it in order to advance voting rights.