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Pressured By Allies, Biden Escalates Fight For Voting Rights

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President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting on reducing gun violence, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, July 12, 2021, in Washington. Biden on Tuesday will lay out the “moral case” voting rights, delivering a much anticipated speech as he faces growing pressure from civil rights activists and other Democrats that the White House to combat efforts by Republican-led state legislatures to restrict access to the ballot.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(AP) — President Joe Biden is preparing to lay out the “moral case” for voting rights as he faces growing pressure from civil rights activists and other Democrats. They want the president to do more to combat efforts by Republican-led state legislatures to restrict access to the ballot. Biden has declared that protecting voting rights is the central cause of his presidency. Political headwinds and an evenly divided Senate have greatly restricted Biden’s ability to act. Biden’s much-anticipated speech on voting rights is set for Tuesday afternoon at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

 

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