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In his first op-ed since leaving office in 2016, former President Barack Obama called for a shift in Senate filibuster rules so the Democratic majority may pass voting rights legislation he says will help Americans “overcome the gridlock and cynicism that’s so prevalent right now.” 

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“The filibuster has no basis in the Constitution,” Obama wrote for USA Today.

Obama’s op-ed came one day after President Biden said he supported axing the filibuster in order to pass the voting rights bill.

Source: Forbes

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