Rep. Jeffries: Democracy Is At Stake Without Voting Rights Legislation

Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said in an interview broadcast late Sunday that the “integrity of our democracy” is threatened
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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said in an interview broadcast late Sunday that the “integrity of our democracy” is threatened without sweeping, federal voting rights legislation and that filibuster reform cannot be ruled out if Senate Democrats can't get 60 votes in support of such a measure.

“It's an open question as to whether we can get to 60 votes in the Senate on voting, and if we can't, then the Senate is going to have to make some decisions as it relates to filibuster reform,” the House Democratic Caucus chair said on "Axios on HBO."

“The integrity of our democracy hangs in the balance," he said, adding “the undermining of the fundamental right to vote” is the greatest threat to democracy right now.

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