US President, Biden accuses Republicans of backing a 'Jim Crow era in the 21st Century' after all 50 Republican Senators vote against new federal electoral laws

US President, Biden accuses Republicans of backing a 'Jim Crow era in the 21st Century' after all 50 Republican Senators vote against new federal electoral laws



US President, Joe Biden has accused Republicans of defending voter suppression efforts that amounted to "a Jim Crow era in the 21st Century" in a scathing statement Tuesday after Republican senators blocked debate on a sweeping Democrat-backed election overhaul.


Senate lawmakers voted 50-50 on whether to open debate on the bill known as the "For the People Act," leaving Democrats short of the 60 votes required to overcome a GOP filibuster.


The vote marked a major setback for a controversial legislation that Biden and other prominent Democrats have prepared for months in response to the passage of election security bills in Republican-led states.


Georgia and other states moved to tighten election laws following a contentious 2020 election cycle rife with claims from Donald Trump of voter fraud.Latest Post
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