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In visit to Philadelphia, Biden pushing for stalled voting rights law

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By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. President Joe Biden, under pressure from civil rights leaders, travels to Philadelphia on Tuesday to issue a strong appeal for sweeping voting rights legislation that is stalled in Congress due largely to Republican opposition. About a dozen Republican-controlled states have approved laws that either restrict voting or change election rules in response to Republican then-President Donald Trump’s baseless claims that voter fraud prevented him from winning the 2020 presidential election. While Biden’s voting rights legislation faces an uphi…

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