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Amid growing frustration, White House pushes voting rights

Kamala Harris
Posted at 4:49 PM, Jul 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-08 16:49:28-04

WASHINGTON (AP)  —  The Biden administration has unveiled new efforts to help protect voting rights as complaints grow louder from civil rights activists and other Democrats that the White House has not done enough to fight the push from several Republican-led state legislatures to restrict access to the ballot.

President Joe Biden met with civil rights leaders in the West Wing on Thursday, while Vice President Kamala Harris announced $25 million in new spending by the Democratic National Committee to support efforts to protect voting access ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.