Biden to deliver big voting rights speech next week in Philadelphia

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House at a celebration of Independence Day in Washington, U.S., July 4, 2021.

Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters

President Joe Biden will travel to Philadelphia on Tuesday to deliver an address about the actions his administration is taking to “protect the sacred constitutional right to vote,” a source familiar with the matter told NBC News on Friday.

The speech comes amid a mostly Republican-led push in numerous states, including Georgia, Florida and Texas, to enact voting rules changes that critics call restrictive and discriminatory.

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