The fight over voting rights

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Early voters line up to cast their ballots at the South Regional Library polling location in Durham, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Early voters line up to cast their ballots at the South Regional Library polling location in Durham, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

This week, a major voting rights bill was blocked by Senate Republicans for a third time this year. All 50 Republican senators voted against even debating the measure, arguing it was federal overreach. The legislation, which was a compromise led by Senator Joe Manchin, included expanding early voting, making election day a national holiday, banning partisan gerrymandering, strengthening election security, and requiring voter I.D.. In this hour, how to protect voting at a time when more states are imposing restrictive voting laws. And what options are left for Democrats trying to protect the vote – kill the filibuster? Mother Jones reporter ARI BERMAN and the Brennan Center’s WENDY WEISER joins us.

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