AGAINST THE GRAIN

Power politics couched in the language of reform

Both parties are trying to game the election rules to their advantage. But the Democratic effort in the House is being hailed as a reform, while GOP efforts are slammed as voter suppression.

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2020 file photo, a voter drops their ballot off during early voting in Athens, Ga. After record turnout led to stunning GOP losses in the once reliably red state, Republican lawmakers are forging ahead with an aggressive slate of voting legislation that critics argue is tailored toward curtailing the power of Black voters. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
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