The Downballot: Missouri Dems filibuster GOP into submission (transcript)

The Downballot: Missouri Dems filibuster GOP into submission (transcript)

Democrats may be in the minority in the Missouri Senate, but you wouldn’t know it after they staged an epic filibuster that just forced Republicans to abandon a cynical ploy to undermine direct democracy and thwart abortion rights.

Joining us on “The Downballot” this week is state Sen. Lauren Arthur, one of the participants in Democrats’ record-breaking legislative marathon. Arthur breaks down the GOP’s scheme to con voters into making it harder to amend the state constitution and explains how Democrats hung together through a 50-hour filibuster to protect cherished civil rights.

Co-hosts David Nir and David Beard also recap Tuesday’s primaries, punctuated by Angela Alsobrooks’ victory in the Democratic primary for Maryland’s open Senate seat in the face of a $60 million onslaught. The Davids also highlight a big flip in Alaska, where a Democratic-backed independent is on course to unseat Anchorage’s far-right mayor once final votes are tallied.

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