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A Last-Gasp Push on Voting Rights

The Daily

The New York Times

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🗓️ 19 January 2022

⏱️ 34 minutes

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It’s a big week in the Senate for voting rights. Democrats have two bills that include measures to bolster and protect elections. But the bills are almost certain to fail. Why has it proved almost impossible to pass legislation so integral to the agenda of President Biden and the Democrats?

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Today, President Biden knows that he cannot pass a set of bills to protect voting rights.

0:51.4

So, why is he still asking lawmakers to vote on them?

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A Steadhurndon explains.

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It's Wednesday, January 19th.

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I said, can you describe what happened on Tuesday in the US Senate?

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Now, Mr. President, the eyes of the nation will be watching what happens this week in

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the United States Senate.

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Senate Democrats kicked off what is going to be for them this week a real voting rights-focused

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week.

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The few days removed from what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King's Jr.'s 93rd

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birthday, the Senate has begun the debate on the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis

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