Joe Manchin doesn’t care about voting rights because he doesn’t have to

Skylar Baker-Jordan
5 min readJun 8, 2021
A caricature of Senator Joe Manchin (D — WV) by artist DonkeyHotey

Joe Manchin’s announcement over the weekend that he would not support either ending the filibuster nor the For The People Act — Democrats’ sweeping voting rights bill — rocked the political world. “…[V]oting and election reform that is done in a partisan manner will all but ensure partisan divisions continue to deepen… I believe that partisan voting legislation will…

Skylar Baker-Jordan

Skylar Baker-Jordan has been writing about UK and US politics and culture for more than a decade. His work has appeared at The Independent, Salon, and elsewhere