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By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) –Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday pushed forward sweeping legislation on political campaigns and elections they argued would expand access to voting, even as Republican-controlled states rushed to impose new restrictions.

After a long day of sometimes rancorous debate between Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, the deep divisions were evident by the panel’s 9-9 vote on approval. No Republican voted yes. Because of the tie vote, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is expected to take procedural steps to bring …

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