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Joe Manchin Said Ohio Was Proof The Senate Didn’t Need To Pass A Voting Rights Bill. That Example Isn’t Looking So Great Anymore.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 01: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., listens as US President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, at the Capitol on March 01, 2022 in Washington, DC... WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 01: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., listens as US President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, at the Capitol on March 01, 2022 in Washington, DC. During his first State of the Union address, Biden spoke on his administration’s efforts to lead a global response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, work to curb inflation, and bring the country out of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 22, 2022 9:15 a.m.

As TPM readers likely know, Democrats’ efforts to pass voting rights legislation in Congress have stalled in the face of the Republican filibuster, and because Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) refuse to change the filibuster rules in order to pass voting rights legislation by simple majority. 

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