In third filibuster, Senate GOP blocks partisan election overhaul bill

Senate Republicans blocked a measure authored by Democrats that would overhaul election and voting laws, calling the legislation a partisan power grab.

Democrats voted unanimously to begin debate on the For the People Act, a bill they framed as critical voting rights legislation.

But the party only controls 50 votes in the Senate, and the measure did not win any of the 10 GOP votes needed to launch a debate on the measure. It marked the third time the GOP filibustered a major Democratic initiative since Democrats regained the majority in January.

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