On Twitter on Wednesday, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused Republican state legislatures trying to enact basic election integrity measures of “doubling down on trying to stop voters from voting.”
“The Republican Party is unwilling to change its policies to appeal to more people,” Hillary tweeted. “So it’s doubling down on trying to stop voters from voting.”
GOP state legislators are simply working to secure the integrity of their elections state by state, through basic measures like bans on ballot harvesting and the implementation of voter ID.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said much the same thing as Hillary during Wednesday’s Senate Rules and Administration Committee hearing on the “For the People Act.” He called state election laws pursued by GOP legislatures “one of the greatest threats we have to modern democracy in America.”
“States are not engaging in trying to suppress voters whatsoever,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell responded. In fact, the only votes Republicans want to suppress are illegal ones — the ones Democrats need to win elections.