GOP lawmakers across the U.S. seek tougher voting rules after record turnout

January 31, 2021 ☼ gopelectionsshenanigans

Source: MPR News

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Many Republicans have said the new bills are meant to shore up public confidence after Trump and his GOP allies, without evidence, criticized the election as fraudulent. Those claims were turned away by dozens of courts and were made even as a group of election officials — including representatives of the federal government’s cybersecurity agency — deemed the 2020 presidential election the “the most secure in American history.” Trump’s former attorney general, William Barr, also said he saw no evidence of widespread fraud that would have changed the election results.

These bills are a sham. They are being introduced to suppress the votes of people in the cities by reducing opportunities to vote. Polling stations are being closed and vote-by-mail restricted. People will need to stand hours in line to exercise their fundamental rights in a democracy, except, of course, in majority Republican areas. Those will receive plenty of support.