The Guardian reports:
Republicans in the US Senate again blocked a significant voting rights bill from advancing on Wednesday, a move many see as a breaking point in the push to get rid of the filibuster, the Senate rule that requires 60 votes to advance most legislation.
The bill – the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act – is one of two major pieces of voting rights legislation Democrats are championing in Congress in a bid to fend off attempts across the US by Republicans to erode easy access to the vote. Those efforts often most impact communities of color.
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50-49, Senate fails to advance John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) November 3, 2021
For the third time, Senate Republicans have blocked voting rights legislation. The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act received only one Republican vote, from Senator Lisa Murkowski
— Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) November 3, 2021
Senate Republicans block debate on a major voting rights bill for the third time https://t.co/E7AvpGjJFI
— Emma Kinery (@EmmaKinery) November 3, 2021