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Biden meets experts on voting rights after Senate setback
Biden meets experts on voting rights after Senate setback

Washington, July 1 (TIWN) US President Joe Biden met advisers and experts on voting rights after he vowed to further address the issue in the wake of a Democratic defeat in the Senate on a major bid for related reforms, according to a White House readout.

"The President also reiterated his unwavering determination to win the fight to protect the sacred right to vote in free and fair elections."   Hyper partisanship has become a stumbling block for passing voting rights reform legislation in Congress, a Democratic priority in light of successive efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election results.   Legislation passed in several Republican-leaning states in recent months to limit mail-in voting made Democrats more adamant that they must act to counter what they believed to be Republican efforts to deprive minorities of ballot access.   US senators voted 50-50, strictly along party lines, last week to block the advancement of the For the People Act, a Democratic-sponsored bill aimed at sweeping reforms to voting rights.

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