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Preident Joe Biden to back filibuster changes to push voting rights bill

Republicans unanimously oppose the voting rights measures.

Filibuster rules require 60 votes to advance most legislation _ a threshold Senate Democrats can’t meet on their own with their thin, 50-50 Senate majority.

A White House official, said Biden would voice support for changing the Senate filibuster rules only to ensure the right to vote is defended _ a strategy Democrats have been looking to the president to embrace

Biden plans to tell his audience, “The next few days, when these bills come to a vote, will mark a turning point in this nation.”

Biden on Tuesday will pay tribute to civil rights battles past _ visiting Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church.

President Joe Biden will use a speech in Georgia to endorse changing Senate filibuster rules that have stalled voting rights legislation, saying it’s time to choose “democracy over autocracy.”