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Democratic MP Bennie Thompson’s lonely no to HR. 1, the massive suffrage and electoral reform legislation, was no accident

Thompson of Mississippi teamed up with all Republicans late Wednesday to vote against the House Democrats’ top legislative priority known as the For the People Act of 2021

Thompson’s vote came as a surprise as he co-sponsored the legislation along with the rest of the Democratic caucus, but Thompson said Thursday that his constituents didn’t support the election overhaul, so he was more with them than his peers >

“My constituents have opposed the reclassification of the bill as well as the public finance section,” Thompson said in a statement to Fox News. “I always listen and vote in the interests of my constituents.”
Legislation requires states to establish independent redistribution commissions to carry out the decade-long reorganization of Congressional districts to avoid party-political wandering.The law also introduces a new public funding system for congressional and presidential elections to provide incentives for Create donations in small dollars

Legislation would create a 6: 1 match for every base contribution to a candidate up to $ 200; For example, a donation of $ 200 to a House candidate would earn a match of $ 1$ 200 in public funding for a total contribution of 1Bring in $ 400

The public gaming program would be funded by a new 475% surcharge on criminal and civil penalties and settlements that companies pay to the U.S. Government The Impartial Congressional Budget Bureau estimated this week that the new revenue stream would generate about $ 3 billion over 10 years

Rep Bennie Thompson, D-Miss

The electoral law passed 220-210 votes No Republicans have teamed up with the Democrats to approve the sweeping reform of electoral rights that now goes to the Senate

Numbered HR. 1 To indicate that this is House Democrats’ top priority, legislation would also include automatic voter registration, restoring the right to vote for offenders after they complete their sentences, and expanding access to early voting and postal voting


It also bans voter roll-offs and partisans wandering into congressional districts, sets new rules for campaign funding, and requires presidential candidates to publish 10 year tax returns

HR. I would also target big funders and dark money in politics by calling for additional campaign donor disclosure and political advertising disclaimers

Legislation is now going to the Senate where it is difficult to get through the House as the House is 50% split between Democrats and Republicans Legislation would take 60 votes to move forward and needs GOP support

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