Democrats on Capitol Hill fail on voting rights but win the release of Trump files

Democrats on Capitol Hill fail on voting rights but win the release of Trump files

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats’ voting rights effort was blocked in the Senate, but they did get a victory at the Supreme Court in the quest for Trump White House records related to the Jan. 6 insurrection.

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Plans to close all but one polling place in a rural Georgia county reverberate through a battleground state

Plans to close all but one polling place in a rural Georgia county reverberate through a battleground state

This post was originally published on this siteVoting rights activists are closely monitoring takeovers of local election boards in a state that helped decide the presidency and control of the Senate in 2020.

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As Biden marks 1 year in office, he’ll hold a news conference

As Biden marks 1 year in office, he’ll hold a news conference

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden holds a rare formal news conference Wednesday — as voting rights legislation seems set to fail in the Senate. Voting rights is a key priority of the administration.

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Five things to expect from Biden’s news conference Wednesday: Inflation, COVID-19, voting rights and more

Five things to expect from Biden’s news conference Wednesday: Inflation, COVID-19, voting rights and more

This post was originally published on this siteOne day before his administration’s one-year anniversary, Joe Biden will field questions from the press on COVID, voting rights, inflation and more.     

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Democrats ponder Plan B strategy to circumvent voting-rights filibuster

Democrats ponder Plan B strategy to circumvent voting-rights filibuster

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Democrats are scrambling for a Plan B to pass voting rights legislation after Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced last week that they would not vote to change the Senate’s filibuster rule despite the pleading of…

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‘History will be watching tomorrow’: King family demands Senate pass voting rights legislation

‘History will be watching tomorrow’: King family demands Senate pass voting rights legislation

This post was originally published on this siteThe family of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday demanded the Senate pass voting rights legislation and said lawmakers who truly honor the late civil rights leader’s legacy must stand on the right side of history.

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MLK family to lead march supporting voting rights legislation

MLK family to lead march supporting voting rights legislation

MLK family to lead march supporting voting rights legislation

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Half of mail-in ballot requests rejected in key Texas county

Half of mail-in ballot requests rejected in key Texas county

This post was originally published on this site Voting rights advocates responded with alarm to reports this week that around half of the mail-in voting applications in Texas’ fifth-largest county have been rejected as a result of a recently enacted voter suppression law that experts say is part of a...

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Seven states to watch in the 2022 push to restrict voting rights

Seven states to watch in the 2022 push to restrict voting rights

This post was originally published on this site WASHINGTON — Republican state lawmakers across the country are ramping up their drive to enact voting and election-related laws in time for crucial 2022 midterm elections. As federal legislation that would limit state-level voting restrictions appears stymied in Washington, Republicans in the...

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