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VOTING RIGHTS

Rigging elections takes at least thousands of people willing to risk felonies and who likely are motivated financially.
In back-to-back votes late on Wednesday, Senate Republicans first blocked Democrats' move to advance the voting rights legislation toward passage. It was the fifth time in less than a year that they did so.
President travels to Philadelphia ahead of holiday
From the column: "The airwaves will be filled this weekend with Dr. King's “I Have a Dream” speech, but I want to challenge us to get familiar with his “Give Us the Ballot” speech, delivered at the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in 1957."

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Biden and most fellow Democrats have ratcheted up their campaign to pass voting-rights legislation after spending much of his first year in office debating spending bills focused on COVID-19 relief, infrastructure and social safety net programs.
Supporters say it forces lawmakers to seek consensus, serves as important check on the party in power and ensures that major laws that affect American life don't change radically with every election.

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