"Let me take this opportunity to make clear that that plan, the McConnell Plan, that's what it is, is unacceptably insufficient and even offensive," Schumer said.
The department is suing the state over its new redistricting maps, saying the plans discriminate against Black and Latino voters.
Turnout among the demographic reached 59.7 percent, according to the agency.
Roughly the same number of eligible U.S. voters who cast ballots for President Joe Biden chose to sit out the 2020 election entirely, according to a new poll.
There is no need to reimpose Section 5 on states that left their discriminatory pasts behind—there has been no "backsliding."
As of Thursday morning, Trump has received 73.6 million popular votes and counting, or 47.2 percent, giving him the most votes of any sitting president in U.S. history.
As of Wednesday morning, Biden had raked in 51 percent of the popular vote, compared to President Donald Trump's 47.2 percent. For his re-election bid, Trump received at least 73.4 million votes.
The cutoff date for new voters to register is Dec. 7, and under federal law, all 17-year-olds with a birthday before Jan. 5 are eligible to sign up.
"You and these pollsters have done more to interfere with this election than Russia and China combined," Georgia state Representative Vernon Jones said.
"Does anyone really believe that Joe Biden shattered Obama's historic 2008 numbers? Does anyone really believe that he did that mostly in big cities? C'mon man!!!," Trump Jr. tweeted on Friday.
"We're going to have more people vote this year than any time in American history," Joe Biden said during an Election Day event in Philadelphia.
Turnout in the Lone Star state this election has already eclipsed the entirety of the 2016 vote by 8 percent.
The 2020 election could see the highest voter turnout in more than 100 years as 50 million voters have already cast ballots.
Recent elections indicate there will be unprecedented demand for ballots, particularly mail ballots, from Republicans and Democrats alike. The big question is whether election officials can handle it.
An unprecedented $1 million effort to persuade Muslim Americans to vote in the 2020 general election—"Million Muslims Voting"—has just been launched by a coalition of Muslim political groups.
Alabama has been accused of undermining the voting rights of minorities.
The Rising American Electorate, which includes millennials, minorities and women, could have a major impact on elections in 2018 and beyond.
Democratic politicians need to resist voter suppression and engage with black communities outside election time.
Social media platforms helped young people sign up to vote but turnout worries linger.
They could be decisive to the vote, but they have very low levels of voter turnout.
Gubernatorial and state legislative races were significant to watch for signs of shifting political attitudes.
California Governor Jerry Brown has registered to vote everyone with a driver's license.
Though turnout was dismal, a study shows the "I'm a Voter" app may have brought more people to the polls