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Democrats' Odds of Passing Voting Rights Reform Looked Bad Before Biden Went to the Hill?And Worse After He Left


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SOURCE: http://time.com/6139296/joe-biden-voting-rights-congress/
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An hour before the President was scheduled to make his pitch to Democratic Senators to eliminate the filibuster to ram through voting protections, Sinema stood on the Senate floor and torpedoed the plan, referencing her “long-standing support for the 60-vote threshold to pass legislation.” White House aides had been caught flat-footed that morning when they got word Sinema was going to tank the effort.Biden had no real prospects after that. Manchin has said he’s reluctant to change the rules, and other Democrats are privately hesitant as well.“I hope we can get this done, but I’m not sure,” Biden said during brief remarks after the caucus meeting wrapped around 2:15 p.m.Some Senators believe Biden’s methods have pushed to hard into already existing divisions, including when he created a stark contrast during his Atlanta speech, putting those who oppose voting rights legislation on the same side as Alabama segregationist governor George Wallace and President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis.

As said here by Abby Vesoulis, Brian Bennett