Why the U.S. voting rights bill failed in the Senate
Updated 07:08, 23-Jun-2021
CGTN America Digital

Senate Democrats failed to get the 100-member body to hear a sweeping voting rights reform bill known as the For the People Act on Tuesday.

Due to the threat of a filibuster they needed 60 votes to get the bill heard. The bill hearing motion only got a 50-50 vote.

Democratic leaders vowed to keep fighting to pass voting rights laws, saying the fight was not over, but many experts say its prospects as a sweeping bill appear slim.

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