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It appears the legislative battle over voting rights is over for the time being. The Democrats’ ill-fated election bills went the way of the Dodo bird after Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) refused to bow to pressure and voted in favor of altering Senate rules regarding the filibuster. It was seen as yet another disastrous defeat for the Democrats, who are very much in need of a win if they want to stand a snowball’s chance of not receiving a sound drubbing in the upcoming midterm elections.
But what if all this hoopla over voting rights and “Jim Crow 2.0” was never truly about passing legislation designed to stop supposed voter suppression? It might seem counterintuitive, given the lengths to which the left has gone to get electoral reform legislation passed. But it is worth pointing out that even most Democrats knew these bills would not get through the Senat...
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