Watch Live: President Biden delivers remarks on voting rights and voter suppression laws

Join News Views for a Live Discussion on President Biden’s speech condemning the wave of voting restrictions proposed in Republican-led states across the country.

Biden’s speech in the afternoon at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the city where he launched his presidential campaign two years ago, will underscore how the “denial of the right to vote” is “grounded in autocracy, undemocratic, un-American and unpatriotic,” said a White House official.

“He will note that while voter suppression that these 21st century Jim Crow laws represent is sadly not unprecedented in American history — looking back to the KKK campaigns of terror, poll taxes, literacy tests, and the disenfranchisement of women and enslaved people — these new insidious moves to empower partisans over independent election authorities in terms of who counts the votes are new and extremely dangerous,” said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to preview the president’s remarks.

The Washington Post:

According to the White House’s website, President Biden’s speech will begin at 2:50 PM ET/11:50 AM PT.

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