Rules Change to Move Forward on Voting Rights Fails in Senate

On Wednesday evening, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer proceeded with a vote to change the filibuster rules, which would have allowed Voting Rights legislation to pass with a simple majority vote. The vote failed 52-48, with Democratic Senators Manchin and Sinema joining the Republicans to defeat the measure. The vote came on the one year anniversary of President Biden’s inauguration and followed an impassioned plea from the President earlier in the week.