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Landmark voting rights bill stalls in Congress

One of the biggest boosts to protecting voting rights hit an impenetrable partisan wall Tuesday as Congress stalled one of the most sweeping elections overhaul bills in 50 years.

Senate Republicans blocked the Democrats’ efforts to begin debates on S1, better known as the For The People Act. Sixty votes were needed to bring the legislation to the floor for debate. The vote was 50-50 along party lines.

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