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Biden Takes Up Voting Rights as His Allies Fret, GOP Digs In (2)

Jan. 11, 2022, 5:53 PM

President Joe Biden will seek to rally support for voting-rights legislation Tuesday amid a growing backlash from allies who say he has neglected an issue vital to Democrats’ chances of keeping control of Congress.

Biden will make the case for a bill to prevent states from curbing voting access during a trip to Atlanta that includes a visit to Ebenezer Baptist Church and a speech at Morehouse College. The president will evoke the legacies of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr.and John Lewis.

“Will we choose democracy over autocracy, light over shadow, justice over injustice?” Biden will ...