Nick Saban and other sports figures urge Manchin to help pass voting rights bill

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1/19/2022 3:45:00 AM

University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban and other prominent sports figures with ties to West Virginia have penned a letter to Sen. Joe Manchin, urging him to help his party pass voting rights legislation

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Maybe they could pen a letter to Manchin, urging him to help his party eliminate the damned filibuster. Sen_JoeManchin ABC CBS NBCNews Senator Manchin has stated that he supports the voting rights legislation. The republicans will block the bill, not Senator Manchin. What Senator Manchin does not support is abolishing or reforming the Senate filibuster in order to pass it.

Stay the heck out of Politics. Lol Twisting the truth again. It’s not a coincidence that black people and minorities are treated like they doesn’t matter, it’s biblical prophecy and it doesn’t matter whatever evil speech any of you all utter. This evil will not prevail. Political peer pressure at its finest.

Who has lost or stands to lose their voting rights? What changed? I respect Sagan for this. Makes sense. Sports emphasize the contribution of every member of the team. Same with voting rights.

Coach Nick Saban, others, urge Manchin to pass voting billDemocracy, they wrote, “is best when voting is open to everyone on a level playing field; the referees are neutral; and at the end of the game the final score is respected and accepted.&8221… The Coach that lost in the Championship? I'd focus on football coach.

Who can’t vote? People are so ignorant. Manchin is against changing the rules of the Senate. Kill the Filabuster and the Dems will be crying when they lose control of the Senate. Thank you, Coach! 👏👏👏👏 He should tell them to fuck right off. 160 exceptions to current filibuster. A Voting rights exception fits in with budgets & judges as critical to our democracy. Current filibuster rules were established in 1975, not 232 yrs ago. Manchin either thinks we're stupid, or doesn't care enough to make up good excuses.

Why Democrats always go for celebrity endorsements for legislation? Maybe a statement to the vacuity of their base Lie. Supports voting rights but not ending filibuster, same as Sinema.

Nick Saban and Jerry West sign letter asking Joe Manchin to support voting rights legislationThe letter was also signed by other sports icons. I don't understand why this is even an issue. Voting rights for all Americans should be protected. No matter what area they live whether poor areas or the very richest areas. All voters great should be protected. This shouldn't even be a discussion. Protect black voters rights Just lost all respect for Saban and West. Talent does not make you smart.

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Coach Nick Saban, others, urge Manchin to pass voting billDemocracy, they wrote, “is best when voting is open to everyone on a level playing field; the referees are neutral; and at the end of the game the final score is respected and accepted.&8221… The Coach that lost in the Championship? I'd focus on football coach.

Nick Saban and Jerry West sign letter asking Joe Manchin to support voting rights legislationThe letter was also signed by other sports icons. I don't understand why this is even an issue. Voting rights for all Americans should be protected. No matter what area they live whether poor areas or the very richest areas. All voters great should be protected. This shouldn't even be a discussion. Protect black voters rights Just lost all respect for Saban and West. Talent does not make you smart.

(CNN)University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban and other prominent sports figures with ties to West Virginia have penned a letter to Sen. Joe Manchin, urging the West Virginia Democrat to help his party pass voting rights legislation. NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West, ex-NFL player and former West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck and ex-NFL and former West Virginia football player Darryl Talley joined Saban in voicing their support for what they called"urgently needed legislation that will protect both the rights of voters and the integrity of outcomes in all Federal elections." The letter was also signed by former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who has no known ties to West Virginia.Democracy, they wrote,"is best when voting is open to everyone on a level playing field; the referees are neutral; and at the end of the game the final score is respected and accepted."Saban, who grew up in West Virginia with Manchin, included a footnote in the version he signed adding that he does not support eliminating the filibuster, a source familiar told CNN's Kaitlan Collins."Coach Saban is not in favor of getting rid of the filibuster in the Senate. He believes this will destroy the checks and balances we must have in our Democracy. The others signing this letter take no position on this aspect of Senate policies," the footnote read. Read MoreThat echoes a similar position taken by Manchin, who has said he supports congressional action on federal voting rights legislation but wants it to be bipartisan and does not support eliminating the filibuster.The letter, which was dated January 13 and released on Tuesday, comes as the Senate began debate on the House-backed voting legislation that couples key elements of the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. As it stands, Democrats do not have the votes to pass the legislation and, due to intraparty opposition from Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, they also lack the votes to get rid of the filibuster, which sets a 60-vote threshold for most legislation to pass. Manchin reiterated his commitment to protecting the filibuster in a news release last week, saying that"allowing one party to exert complete control in the Senate with only a simple majority will only pour fuel onto the fire of political whiplash and dysfunction that is tearing this nation apart -- especially when one party controls both Congress and the White House."The letter signees voiced support for in-person, early and absentee voting options and called for non-partisan election administration and vote certification."Motivated by the unanticipated outcomes of recent close elections conducted with integrity, these state laws seek to secure partisan advantage by eliminating reliable practices with proven safeguards and substituting practices ripe for manipulation," the letter states, citing the flurry of restrictive voting laws passed in 2021 by Republican-led state legislatures.Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday acknowledged the hurdles Democrats face in passing the voting legislation, but added that"when this chamber confronts a question this important, one so vital to our country, so vital to our ideals, so vital to the future of our democracy, you don't slide it off the table and say, never mind."CNN's Kaitlan Collins and Manu Raju contributed to this report.