Manchin to vote against election overhaul bill Sen. In shot at Manchin, Pelosi calls for Senate to strengthen voting rightsSpeaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday urged the Senate to approve a sweeping expansion of voting protections, dismissing the objections of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) with warnings that the integrity of elections is at stake. Jemele Hill rips 'cowardly, power-hungry white dude' Manchin for commitment to filibusterJournalist and pundit Jemele Hill blasted Sen. Progressive rep: 'Joe Manchin has become the new Mitch McConnell'Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) in an interview early Monday compared Sen. Trump: Manchin 'doing the right thing' by saying he will not end filibusterFormer President Trump on Monday praised Sen. Joe Manchin for his opposition to dismantling the Senate filibuster as the West Virginia Democrat faces backlash from members of his own party. Sen. Joe Manchin defended his opposition to the Democratic voting-rights act, and said he thinks Republicans will vote for the bipartisan bill he's suggestingManchin, a Democrat, announced on Sunday he would vote against the For the People Act, a sweeping bill proposed by his party to defend voting rights. Manchin says he won't vote for Democrats' sweeping election reform billManchin's opposition puts the bill in tenuous footing in the evenly split Senate. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin will oppose the sweeping voting rights legislation back by his partyThe legislation, the For the People Act, would end partisan gerrymandering, blunt voter purges, and expand early and absentee voting, among other reforms.