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US Politics Update: The Politics of Voting Rights

John Fortier, resident scholar at The American Enterprise Institute, and Jim Kessler, executive vice president for policy at Third Way, spar over the merits and politics of US President Joe Biden’s forceful push for voting rights legislation as well as a modification of the filibuster, a parliamentary procedure requiring 60 of the 100 senators to agree to advance most legislation. Given united Republican opposition to the voting rights bills and to changing filibuster rules, analysts say the chances of passing the legislation are very slim.

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