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Voting Rights for DC! | The Nation

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Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Nation editor-at-large and host of MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes.

Voting Rights for DC!

Maybe. It looks like I might finally have a congressperson who can, you know, actually vote. The DC Voting Rights Act just passed cloture in the senate, 62-34. It would temporarily increase the size of the House of Representatives by two members, one for DC and one for reliably Republican Utah. (After the next census, the number reverts to 435, but DC is guaranteed one of those seats)

It just has to clear a senate vote this afternoon. Nothing's definite yet, but things look good. should be he law of the land fairly soon. Since the president is one record supporting it, would be signed into law shortly thereafter. This has been an incredibly long time coming and would be a very sweet victory for the residents of DC.

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