New Jersey: Despite Gill’s objections, Assembly passes ‘Democracy Act’ | PolitickerNJ

Assembly Democrats voted up a controversial bill to overhaul the state’s voting laws today, essentially running over objections from members of the legislature’s black caucus that they hadn’t been properly consulted on the legislation or that it elbowed aside the efforts of one of their own. With a nearly party-line vote of 46-31-2, lawmakers in the Assembly approved the bill at their afternoon session, dubbed the “Democracy Act” because of its aim to expand voter access and modernize the process amid a shifting population that experts say is expected to change dramatically in the next several years. Among the bill’s measures are provision to strength voter fraud laws in the state, expand vote-by-mail procedures, and expand early voting.

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