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Rebuilding trust, one conversation at a time

Meyers is executive editor of The Fulcrum.

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Sen. Joe Manchin drove the final nail into the For the People Act's coffin.

For the People Act falls victim to partisan dysfunction

When Sen. Joe Manchin's office told CNN this week that he opposes the For the People Act, the West Virginia Democrat struck a fatal blow to his party's signature legislation to overhaul the elections, redistricting, campaign finance and ethics rules.

From its debut in 2019, the legislation was considered a long shot at best and likely nothing more than a messaging platform for Democrats. That prediction -- the first article written by The Fulcrum -- has come to fruition two and a half years later as the parties avoided attempts at compromise and fought over congressional rules that stymied passage.

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