Republican-led legislatures in dozens of states are moving to change election laws in ways that could make it harder to vote.
Many proposals explicitly respond to the 2020 election: Lawmakers cite public concerns about election security — concerns generated by disinformation that former President Donald Trump spread while trying to overturn the election.
The Brennan Center, a nonprofit that tracks voting laws, says that 43 states — including key swing states — are considering 253 bills that would raise barriers to voting, for example by reducing early voting days or limiting access to voting by mail. Lawmakers in a different set of 43 states have also proposed expanding voter access, but Republicans have made a priority of new security requirements and shorter voting periods.
In Trump, the GOP found its perfect mouthpiece for its lie of voter fraud. Someone who is completely uninterested in fact-based arguments.