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Republican filibuster kills Democratic voting legislation in the Senate chamber

The evenly split 50-50 vote on the legislation known as the For the People Act fell short of the 60 votes required to begin debate.

Updated: June 22, 2021 - 7:34pm

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A Democratic-backed effort to rewrite American election and voting law failed to surmount a GOP filibuster in the Senate on Tuesday.

The evenly split 50-50 vote on the legislation known as the For the People Act fell short of the 60 votes required to begin debate.