Marchers across US call on Congress to bolster voting rights

Politics August 29, 2021 News
Marchers across US call on Congress to bolster voting rights

From ABC News | Politics by Brian Slodysko and Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press

Thousands of voting rights advocates rallied across the country Saturday to call for sweeping federal laws that would wipe out voting restrictions advancing in some Republican-controlled states that could make it harder to cast a ballot.

Many activists view the fight over voting rules as the civil rights issue of the era. But frustrations have mounted for months because two expansive election bills have stalled in the U.S. Senate, which is split evenly between Democrats and Republicans and the measures lack the votes to overcome a GOP blockade.

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