Dems hit crossroads on voting rights

Democrats are about to reach a new political crossroads on voting rights as the Senate gears up for a procedural vote Wednesday that is doomed to failure.

The vote to proceed to the bill would require 60 votes in the Senate, meaning 10 Republicans would have to join with all 50 Democrats to overcome a filibuster.

Yet Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has made clear that Republicans will not help Democrats move forward on legislation that many in the GOP believe would cost Republicans in future elections.

Another failure would set up more disappointment for Democrats, who feel they have little to show from having elected President Biden to the White House and winning majorities in the House and Senate.