Democrats unveil compromise ethics and elections reform bill

Senate Democrats unveiled Tuesday their intra-party compromise bill on elections and ethics reform, even as the legislation faces almost certain defeat without changes to Senate rules.
The latest legislation, led by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), would establish some federally-mandated voting rules, such as requiring early voting options and expanding access to mail ballots, but is more scaled back than an original version that would have broadly remade the election process. The new bill could come to the Senate floor as early as next week.
Klobuchar in a statement Tuesday said that the legislation will “set basic national standards to make sure all Americans can cast their ballots in the way that works best for them, regardless of what zip code they live in.”
The latest package is meant to serve as a substitute for a sweeping piece of legislation that included a slew of ethics and campaign finance provisions that

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By Marianne LeVine and Zach Montellaro

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