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Biden calls on Republicans to support the 'sacred right to vote'


US President Joe Biden has warned that his country faces a choice between "democracy or authoritarianism" after passing restrictive voting laws by nearly two dozen states and directly targeting former President Donald Trump's role in spreading misinformation about the 2020 election, according to The Hill.


Biden said, "In America, if you lose, you accept the results.. you don't call the facts 'false' and then try to bring down the American experience just because you're unhappy. This is not statesmanship... this is selfish. This is not democracy; it is denial of the right to vote." "The sellers of lies threaten the foundation of our country," he added.


"The big lie is just one big lie," Biden added, calling on his "Republican friends," as he called them in the states and Congress, to stand up and help prevent efforts to undermine the election and the sacred right to vote.


Calls for the White House to do more intensified after Senate Republicans blocked voting rights legislation last month, exposing the limited options Congress Democrats have without removing the obstruction, which would allow them to use their narrow majority to pass the Voting Rights Act.


Biden and other Senate Democrats were reluctant to consider removing the stall, and the White House asserted that the president had not given up hope that a bipartisan legislative solution could be found.


Biden repeated his call for Congress to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Act to advance voting rights; pledge that the Department of Justice will continue to challenge restrictive laws in court, as it has recently done with Georgia's Voting Act; He said he and Vice President Kamala Harris, who has been tasked by the White House with working on voting rights, will continue to build public awareness of the threat to voting rights.

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