President Joe Biden on Tuesday called for a limited exception to the Senate filibuster to pass federal voting rights legislation, yielding to demands from Democrats and civil rights advocates to take a more aggressive stance on preserving ballot access. In his most forceful plea yet for election changes, Biden endorsed altering the Senate rules “whichever way they need to be changed” to bypass Republican opposition to two voting rights bills in the Senate. The president initially had resisted the rules change even as Republican-led states enacted a spate of new voting restrictions. Courtney Subramanian, USA Today.
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