The Manchin bill ultimately failed for two main reasons: 1.) Democrats cannot reach a consensus on voting rights that can avoid Republican nonstarters, and 2.) Republicans do not feel a sense of urgency around renewed challenges to voting rights. Democrats have no choice but to come to a position that doesn’t alienate good-faith Republicans. While it may not be everything progressives desire, something is better than nothing. And if they still cannot find 10 Republicans to advance a bill, that should send a clear message about the GOP’s stance on secure and fair elections.