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From CNN's Manu RajuSenate Democrats, stymied in their push to mandate a major revamp of election laws, are beginning to map out their next steps to draw attention to the issue and to put the focus on a critical battleground state: Georgia.The Democratic-led Senate Rules Committee plans to move ahead with a series of hearings, including in Georgia, calling for passage of new legislation — as well as to spotlight Republican-led efforts at the state level to enact restrictive measures in the wake of the growth of mail-in voting during the 2020 election season.At the center of the list: Georgia, the state that President Joe Biden narrowly won and that elected two Democratic senators, effectively giving their party control of the Senate — and prompting former President Donald Trump's outrage and conspiracy theories that the election was somehow stolen. Since then, Republicans in Georgia have pushed through new voting restrictions in a state that could again determine the Senate majority in the 2022 midterm elections.Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who chairs the Senate Rules Committee, plans to hold a field hearing in Georgia, along with a series of other hearings that she says will draw attention to GOP efforts at the state level and renew calls for the Democratic push for a broader bill at the federal level.The move underscores the legislative reality for Democrats: They lack 60 votes to overcome a Republican-led filibuster in the 50-50 Senate and are looking for ways to keep the issue front and center in the run-up to the midterms next year.Read more here. Harris will preside over tonight’s vote, which is expected to fail, in her role as president of the Senate.A White House official says Harris is on Capitol Hill presiding over the cloture vote on voting rights as a way to “send a message that this is important to the White House, important to the vice presidency, that we take this seriously.”Read more about the Senate vote here.From CNN's Janie BoschmaToday's Senate vote on the Democrats' sweeping voting rights bill comes as state lawmakers have enacted nearly two dozen laws since the 2020 election that restrict ballot access, according to a tally by the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law.These 22 laws in 14 states mark a new record for restrictive voting laws since 2011, when the Brennan Center recorded 19 laws enacted in 14 state legislatures.Most of the new laws make it harder to vote absentee and by mail, after a record number of Americans voted by mail in November.In addition to the new laws, the Brennan Center's latest report identified 61 bills that were advancing through 18 state legislatures as of May 14.

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