Conversely, nearly 80 percent of Democrats view casting a ballot in elections as a fundamental right.
Beto O'Rourke's PAC has raised more than $600,000 to keep Democratic lawmakers in Washington, D.C. and to deny Texas Republicans the quorum needed to pass a sweeping elections bill.
"We're going to continue to push. We're going to have hearings. We're going to have votes until we get this done," the Democratic Senate Majority Leader said.
The MSNBC host said Sinema shouldn't "allow" the late congressman's work to "die."
At least 50 Texas Democrats departed the state for Washington, D.C., in protest of restrictive new voting laws proposed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and their other GOP counterparts.
If President Joe Biden hopes to succeed with the agenda that the American people voted for and desperately need, he must abandon political caution and use all of the tools and power of the presidency to do what's right for Americans.
If one can draw a straight line from supporting voting integrity to racism and violent extremism/terrorism, shouldn't the American people be concerned?
Abbott has also said that the Democrats will be arrested upon re-entering the state. Democrats have said that he lacks the authority to do so.
Joe Biden launched a blistering attack on top Republicans as the row over voting rights in the U.S. continues.
A group set up by Beto O'Rourke will donate the money to the 50-plus Democratic lawmakers who are trying to prevent the passage of voting restrictions.
When asked about the filibuster issue's absence from the speech, the president appeared to sidestep the issue, answering only "I'm not filibustering now."
Biden and Harris, who have spent weeks advocating for broad federal voting rights measures, plan to meet in the coming days with dozens of Texas lawmakers.
"The most that could happen is I could be detained," state Representative Jasmine Crockett said. "And it's not the governor who gets to make that decision. It's the speaker of the house."
Merritt is best known for acting as a co-counsel for George Floyd's family and representing the families of Black people who were killed by police.
We should want the most secure and fair elections as possible, but leftists seem disinterested.
President Joe Biden plans to decry "efforts to strip the right to vote as authoritarian and anti-American" in a voting rights speech Tuesday, according to the press secretary.
Democratic lawmakers may be forced to remain out of Texas until the session adjourns, which could take weeks, or risk arrest for denying Republicans a quorum.
People on Twitter criticized Harris after she suggested it would be "almost impossible" for people in rural communities to provide photocopies of their IDs.
"Pick up the phone and tell Joe Manchin, 'Hey, we should do a carveout.' I don't care whether he does it in a microphone or on the telephone — just do it," the House Majority Whip said.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott revived the thwarted efforts of GOP lawmakers trying to pass a new voting law that would restrict rights.
Reps. Jerry Nadler and Steve Cohen said the updated act comes in response to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold two voting restrictions in Arizona.
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Arizona's voting restrictions aren't discriminatory.
Political experts weigh in on consequences of New York City Board of Elections accidentally counting 135,000 test ballots as part of official mayoral results.
"The governor doesn't get to simply cancel another branch of government when he doesn't get his way," said Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner.
"The PEOPLE of Georgia should SUE the State, and their elected officials, for running a CORRUPT AND RIGGED 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION," Trump wrote.
The Senate did not advance the For the People Act as no Republicans voted in favor of debating the legislation.
All 50 members of the Senate Democratic caucus voted in favor of the bill, including Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin who was considered a lone holdout.
Racism and Jim Crow are not the most constructive ways to label a voting crisis in the United States.
There are ways to go forward without calling people names and working very hard to keep more people from having an opportunity to vote.
"The world is watching. American democracy is in the balance," the lawmakers wrote to congressional leaders.