LIVE: Biden Faces Fresh Voting-Rights Pressure With Texas Showdown | Top News

by 24USATVJuly 13, 2021, 11:50 p.m. 22
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(July 13) Democratic lawmakers in Texas left the state to prevent Republicans from passing new voting restrictions, raising pressure on President Joe Biden to push through federal ballot expansions his allies complain are stalled in Congress. In Detroit on Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris applauded the move by Texas Democrats, who planned to fly to Washington to prevent a quorum in a special session of the state Legislature, thereby blocking any votes on the measures. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, accused the lawmakers of abandoning their constituents. Harris said the Democrats had shown “extraordinary courage and commitment. They are leaders who are marching in the path that so many others before did when they fought and many who died for our right to vote.” She visited Michigan both to discuss Republican-led efforts to curb ballot access with local leaders and encourage coronavirus vaccinations. On Tuesday, Biden is scheduled to deliver a speech on voting rights in Philadelphia. “I do believe that fighting for the right to vote is as American as apple pie,” Harris said. --- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm Bloomberg Quicktake brings you live global news and original shows spanning business, technology, politics and culture. Make sense of the stories changing your business and your world. To watch complete coverage on Bloomberg Quicktake 24/7, visit http://www.bloomberg.com/qt/live, or watch on Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV and Android TV on the Bloomberg app. Connect with us on… YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Bloomberg Breaking News on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BloombergQuickTakeNews Twitter: https://twitter.com/quicktake Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quicktake Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quicktake

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