White House under pressure to act on voting rights, but it’s not ready to blow up the filibuster

White House under pressure to act on voting rights, but it’s not ready to blow up the filibuster

This post was originally published on this siteThe White House is under mounting pressure to get results on voting rights legislation, but sources tell CNN the Biden administration still isn’t ready to try to jam it through the Senate by force — even though the Senate’s latest voting bill is...

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Senate Democrats are pushing a voting rights bill Republicans have vowed to block

Senate Democrats are pushing a voting rights bill Republicans have vowed to block

This post was originally published on this site The Freedom to Vote Act was led in part by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who was trying to get Republicans on board. Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell vocally opposed it. (Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

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Big corporations that claim to support voting rights are still funding right-wing state AGs

Big corporations that claim to support voting rights are still funding right-wing state AGs

This post was originally published on this site Major corporations that have publicly touted their support for voting rights amid the nationwide Republican crackdown on ballot access are still funding many Republican state attorneys general who are working to scuttle federal voting rights legislation. Leaders of companies like General Motors,...

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House Democrats urge Senate colleagues to pass voting rights bill this week

House Democrats urge Senate colleagues to pass voting rights bill this week

This post was originally published on this siteA group of House Democrats, led by Rep. Colin Allred of Texas, sent a letter to their Senate colleagues on Monday morning urging them to pass voting rights legislation known as the “Freedom to Vote Act” when it comes up for a vote...

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Senate to vote on sweeping voting rights bill Republicans promise to filibuster

Senate to vote on sweeping voting rights bill Republicans promise to filibuster

This post was originally published on this siteThe vote, which is likely to take place Wednesday, might be the last dance for federal voting rights legislation.

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Explaining the Impact of Redistricting in Texas, Visually

Explaining the Impact of Redistricting in Texas, Visually

This post was originally published on this siteWhen Texas Republicans revealed their new congressional map last month, our reporters and graphics editors used maps and data to examine the effects.

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Redistricting commissions descend into political warfare

Redistricting commissions descend into political warfare

This post was originally published on this siteAll across the country, commissions that were intended to make the redistricting process more transparent and nonpartisan have become fraught with political intrigue, finger-pointing and accusations of bad faith.In Virginia, a commission made up of…

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Josh Shapiro, Running for Pennsylvania Governor, Focuses on Voting Rights

Josh Shapiro, Running for Pennsylvania Governor, Focuses on Voting Rights

This post was originally published on this siteMr. Shapiro, the state’s attorney general and a Democratic candidate for governor, has been on the forefront of legal efforts to defend the 2020 election.

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Democrats’ voter registration edge shrinks in key states

Democrats’ voter registration edge shrinks in key states

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are confronting narrowing voter registration advantages in key battleground states ahead of next year’s midterm elections, stirring concern among some party members of a coming Republican wave in 2022.In Pennsylvania, Democrats now lead…

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