Despite not having enough support to overcome a GOP filibuster, Democrats began consideration Tuesday of dual election and voting overhaul bills.

It also sets up a vote later in the week on changing the long-standing filibuster rules, which is also likely to fail due to centrist Democrats’ opposition.

Democracies say the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act will ensure fair elections and provide voters adequate access to the polls.

Republicans, who oppose both measures, say they would federalize elections, lessen voter integrity, and provide Democrats with political advantage.