Sounds like a hard “no” vote to me:
“I believe that partisan voting legislation will destroy the already weakening blinds of our democracy… The truth, I would argue, is that voting and election reform that is done in a partisan manner will all but ensure partisan divisions continue to deepen.” — Sen. Joe Manchin
Every time anyone from the Lieberman coalition of the Democrats needs to feel relevant, we all lose. And yes, Manchin is a terrible Democrat and if we were in anything like a functioning democracy, I would work to primary him. But right now that means the gavel would for right back to amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell.
If he’s saying (as I think he is) that being bipartisan is so goddamn important that he will vote with the Coup Klux Klan to destroy democracy, he should at least tell us what he is doing to convince THEM to vote with the Democrats in the name of bipartisanship.
I absolutely despise the anti-democratic (small dee) senate, and if I were King of the Forest, I would abolish it in a heartbeat.