John Oliver On Voting Rights: “We Need To End The Filibuster”

the reluctance among prominent Democrats, including Joe Biden, to do anything to protect the right to vote.
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John Oliver excoriated the wave of voting restrictions passed by several states since the 2020 elections on Last Week Tonight, as well as the reluctance among prominent Democrats, including Joe Biden, to do anything to protect the right to vote.

Just this year, 18 states have enacted 30 restrictive laws, including Georgia, Wisconsin and Arizona, where Biden’s combined margin of victory was less than 43,000 votes.

“If they had gone the other way, Trump would still be president right now,” said Oliver, “which means Covid would be even worse, we’d be at war with, I don’t know, let’s say Luxembourg, and we’d all be living under Attorney General My Pillow Guy. I know things are bleak right now, but depressingly, it’s also important to remember: this is technically the better timeline.

”Oliver dug into barely disguised attacks on voting rights across the US, and how to fight them.

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