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What's Next For Voting Rights? Disappointed Civil Rights Leaders Won't Give Up After Manchin, Sinema ‘Let Down' Americans

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Standing with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. James Clyburn speaks to reporters about voting rights outside of the Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on January 19, 2022, in Washington, D.C. ahead of the Senate vote on voting rights legislation. |
Civil rights leaders expressed disappointment at the U.S. Senate's failure to advance key voting rights legislation and change the filibuster rule, both of which they say are needed to protect democracy and ensure equal access to the ballot in what is expected to be a pivotal election year.
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Video of Kyrsten Sinema Shaking Hands With GOP Senators After Vote Goes Viral

Video of Kyrsten Sinema Shaking Hands With GOP Senators After Vote Goes Viral

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The Arizona senator sided with Republicans in opposing a move to tweak rules that would allow a voting rights package to pass with a straight majority.
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Hope and Despair on Capitol Hill as Democrats' Voting Reforms Die by Republican Filibuster

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Democrats' hopes of passing federal legislation to counter a raft of measures restricting voting rights introduced in Republican-controlled states were dashed against the familiar rocks of Senate procedure on Wednesday. Unable to muster sufficient Republican support, the Senate failed to advance a measure containing two voting rights bills, the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. A subsequent attempt to change Senate rules to allow the bills to pass by a simple majority was stymied by opposition from two Democratic senators. Like the orchestra playing...
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Charles M. Blow: Too little too late from the White House on voting rights | GUEST COMMENTARY

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After Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema made it clear that they were not in favor of altering the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation, the best the White House could say not to sound completely defeated was that they were going to keep fighting.
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Video Resurfaces Showing Republicans Praising Manchin and Sinema on Filibuster

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Senate Democrats failed to change the rules of the filibuster in order to pass voting rights legislation.
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Democrats fail to alter filibuster as Republicans block voting rights bills

Democrats fail to alter filibuster as Republicans block voting rights bills

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Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights groups argue is vital for protecting democracy has collapsed.
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Voting Rights Bill Collapses

Voting Rights Bill Collapses

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Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, emotional debate, the AP reports. The outcome Wednesday night was a stinging defeat for...
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