Democrats stockpile lawyers, money to fight Republican voting laws

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Biden attends a holiday celebration for Democratic National Committee, in Washington
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a holiday celebration for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), at the Hotel Washington, in Washington, U.S, December 14, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

By Trevor Hunnicutt

WASHINGTON – Democrats are gearing up to spend record sums on lawyers, advertising and other protect-the-vote efforts before the 2022 midterm elections, hoping to stave off Republican efforts they believe will choke off access to the ballot box.