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With newfound powers, statehouse Democrats race to expand voting rights

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After strong electoral results in the midterm elections, Democrats in some key states are moving quickly this year on voting rights — pushing ambitious plans to expand access to the ballot ahead of the 2024 presidential election. In the presidential swing state of Michigan — where Democrats have gained the governorship and both legislative chambers for the first time in roughly four decades — Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and a group of legislators recently announced a package of voting-related priorities.