President Joe Biden’s hopes of overhauling the US election system look doomed after two of his fellow Democrats came out against them.
Biden has been arguing for the hugely controversial step of scrapping a key Senate norm to pass the bills.
But Senator Kyrsten Sinema said she refused to worsen the “disease of division infecting our country”.
At the Capitol to arm-twist lawmakers, Biden conceded he was “not sure” his plans would work.
Biden said; “The honest to God answer is I don’t know whether we can get this done,”
He added; “As long as I’m in the White House, as long as I’m engaged at all, I’m going to be fighting,”