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Republican senators shot down an attempt by Democrats on Tuesday to pass an election bill, dubbed the “For the People Act,” that has been widely criticized as partisan. “All 50 Democrats voted for the procedural measure, but it drew no GOP support, leaving it short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “Democratic centrists, most prominently Mr. Manchin and Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, have rejected ending the filibuster, though some have suggested ways to weaken it.” Democrats have repeatedly sought to cast the filibuster as racist in an attempt to pressure senators to abolish it so they can ram through President Joe Biden’s liberal agenda. Democrats repeatedly used the filibuster to stop Republicans from advancing legislation under former President Donald Trump and Republicans had to hold “time-sapping roll call votes to break a filibuster and end debate on nominees a whopping 314 times” under Trump, compared to a total of 244 times under all previous presidents combined, according to Politico.

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