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Explainer-U.S. Senate Democrats mull ending filibuster to pass voting rights reform

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By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats’ razor-thin majority in the U.S. Senate has led to them making new calls to change the chamber’s longstanding “filibuster” supermajority rule to allow them to pass a voting rights bill that President Joe Biden will urge action on on Tuesday. Critics say the “filibuster,” which requires 60 of the 100 senators to agree on most legislation, is an anti-democratic hurdle that prevents Washington from addressing pressing problems. Supporters say it forces lawmakers to seek…

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