The two bills Biden needs to sign as soon as possible to make the next election fair

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The Fulcrum
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In the last Congress, the Democratic-majority House passed what is now called the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act as well as the For the People Act, which was also known as HR 1. But both of these important measures lay dormant in a Senate controlled by Republicans. Enacting these two bills would ensure that all eligible voters are able to vote seamlessly and restrict state and local jurisdictions from disenfranchising voters in such minority communities as Detroit, Philadelphia and Atlanta — three of the most prominent places where Donald Trump focuses his ire and his baseless allegations after the election. Voter suppression efforts reached a fever pitch after 2013, when the Supreme Court invalidated the Voting Rights Act’s preclearance formula in Shelby County v. Holder

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