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Biden to back filibuster changes to push voting rights bill


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So far Democrats have been unable to agree among themselves over potential changes to the Senate filibuster rules to allow action on voting rights, despite months of private negotiations.Biden himself has waded only cautiously into the debate — he’s a former longtime senator who largely stands by existing rules but is also under enormous political pressure to engineer a breakthrough.Voting rights advocates in Georgia and nationwide are increasingly anxious about what may happen in 2022 and beyond, following enactment of Republican-pushed laws that make it harder to vote coming off Donald Trump’s loss in 2020 and subsequent push to overturn the results, despite no evidence of widespread fraud. That has led to concerns that the Republican-controlled state board could exert more influence over the administration of elections, including the certification of county results.The Georgia voting activists said they worked tirelessly to give Democrats control of the Senate and White House, and it’s time for Washington to step up.

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