Biden all but concedes defeat on voting, election bills

After an hour-long, private meeting with recalcitrant Democratic Senators, President Biden told members of the press that he remains unsure whether voting rights reform bills can be passed this session. “The honest to God answer is I don’t know whether we can get this done,” Biden admitted. The statement, dispiriting to advocates of voting rights after almost a year of new, restrictive voting laws passing through state houses across the nation, came after freshman Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) gave a speech on the Senate floor reaffirming her refusal to weaken the filibuster, which requires a 60-vote threshold for any bill to pass the chamber without unanimous consent.

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