Pelosi urges Democrats to continue voting rights push, despite Manchin

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday delivered an urgent call for Democrats not to abandon their marquee election reform bill in favor of more narrow legislation preferred by their party’s powerful and well-known centrist, Sen. Joe Manchin.

In a letter to her caucus, Pelosi stressed that Democrats must prioritize their sweeping elections bill — which she noted includes key protections on voting rights, 300 pages of which were written by the late Rep. John Lewis. She said Democrats would also take up the more targeted bill that is

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