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Biden Signs Executive Order Expanding Voting Rights

What Happened:

  • On Sunday, President Biden signed an executive order directing federal agencies to expand access to voter registration and election information, to complete an overhaul of the government's website, and to give federal employees time off to vote or volunteer as poll workers.

  • Biden signed the executive order on the 56th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the 1965 incident in which civil rights activists were beaten by state troopers as marched for voting rights in Selma, Alabama.

  • The executive order also comes as Democrats are trying to pass a sweeping voting rights bill through Congress. The House passed the bill a few days back and it will now go to the Senate where it is expected to encounter partisan opposition.

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