Senate Republicans block Democrats' sweeping voting rights bill

Posted on AllSides June 24th, 2021
From The Left

Senate Republicans filibustered Democrats' signature voting rights bill on Tuesday, denying it the 60 votes needed to advance the bill and start debate.

Why it matters: It's an expected-but-significant blow to Democrats' hopes of passing a sweeping federal elections overhaul to combat a wave of new voting restrictions in Republican-led states.

The far-reaching bill was co-sponsored by every Democratic senator except for Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who called it too partisan and introduced his own compromise bill — which was promptly rejected by Republicans.

Manchin ultimately voted "yes" to move forward and allow debate on...

Read full story


AllSides Media Bias Rating: Lean Left
AllSides Media Bias Rating: Lean Left
See full bias rating for Axios
Learn about media bias

More News about Elections from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right