Senate Republicans Again Block Voting Rights Act

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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