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Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin outlined his democracy reform wish list on Wednesday.

How Joe Manchin would rewrite the For the People Act

Senators finally got a glimpse into the mind of their colleague Joe Manchin when he laid out his priorities for democracy reform Wednesday.

The moderate Democrat from West Virginia had not previously revealed what parts of the wide-ranging For the People Act he was willing to support, saying only that he believed any election reform bill should be bipartisan. But now he has outlined his policy demands.

It's not yet clear if Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will consider changes to the bill when it is brought to the chamber floor next week. And even if Democrats reach a compromise with Manchin, convincing 10 Republicans to get on board to avoid a filibuster will be a steep task.

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