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Biden, in Selma, Says Voting Rights Are Still ‘Under Assault’

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Biden, in Selma, Says Voting Rights Are Still ‘Under Assault’
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President Biden told a crowd gathered to commemorate the 58th anniversary of a brutal police attack on Black protesters that the right to vote was “under assault” as Republicans introduce laws to restrict ballot access and redraw voting districts.

Observing the anniversary of Bloody Sunday, an event that electrified the civil rights movement, Mr. Biden said the marchers who crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965, had bucked the “forces of hate” and encouraged activism that led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act five months later.

“They forced the country to confront hard truths,” Mr. Biden said, “and to act to keep the promise of America alive.”

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