Senate Democrats fail to pass voting rights bill: Politics Weekly Extra

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Senate Democrats fail to pass voting rights bill: Politics Weekly Extra

As Joe Biden marks his first year in the White House, Democrats will be reeling from their loss to Republicans in the Senate, after Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema chose to let an important voting rights bill fail over a technicality. The Freedom to Vote: John R Lewis Act would have helped bolster voting rights for many minorities who have felt disenfranchised by recent legislation.Jonathan Freedland speaks to Errin Haines of The 19th about how black voters – who were instrumental in getting Biden elected in 2020 – think the president has done in his first year.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
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