After losing the 2020 election, which federal and state officials call “the most secure in US history,” Republicans are plotting to pass more than 100 bills to further restrict voting access.
According to a new analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice, there are currently 106 pending bills across 28 states that would restrict access to voting, a sharp increase from nearly a year ago, when there were 35 restrictive bills pending across 15 states, The Guardian reports.
According to the findings, more than a third of the bills would place new restrictions on voting by mail as Republicans continue their relentless campaign of misinformation and lies about fraud.
“Pennsylvania has 14 pending proposals for new voter restrictions, the most in the country. It’s followed by New Hampshire (11), Missouri (9), and Mississippi, New Jersey and Texas (8) There are seven bills across four states that would limit opportunities for election day registration There are also 406 bills that would expand voting access pending across 35 states, including in New York (56), Texas (53), New Jersey (37), Mississippi (39) and Missouri (21)”
The push to restrict voting rights comes on the heels of an election in which there was a record turnout and Democrat and Republican election officials alike said there was no evidence of widespread wrongdoing or fraud. In fact, federal and state officials called the election “the most secure in American history”.
You can read more at The Guardian.