January 31, 2021 ☼ gop ☼ elections ☼ shenanigans
Source: The New York Times - Link
According to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, state legislators have filed 106 bills to tighten election rules, generally making it harder to cast a ballot — triple the number at this time last year. In short, Republicans who for more than a decade have used wildly inflated allegations of voter fraud to justify making it harder to vote, are now doing so again, this time seizing on Mr. Trump’s thoroughly debunked charges of a stolen election to push back at Democratic-leaning voters who flocked to mail-in ballots last year.
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.