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Republicans Block a Second Voting Rights Bill in the Senate

Posted on AllSides November 4th, 2021
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Shuran Huang for The New York Times

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation to restore parts of the landmark Voting Rights Act weakened by Supreme Court rulings, making it the second major voting bill to be derailed by a G.O.P. filibuster in the past two weeks.

Despite receiving majority support, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, named for the civil rights activist and congressman who died last year, fell nine votes short of the 60 required to advance over Republican opposition.

In the aftermath of the defeat, Senate Democrats said they would intensify internal discussions about altering filibuster...

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/03/us/politics/senate-republicans-voting-rights-act.html

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