As Democrat Biden won last year’s U.S. election and became President of the United States, some Republican state lawmakers are pushing for a series of new bills aimed at limiting voters’ voting methods, especially on mail-in ballots.
Since the mainstream media in the United States announced Biden’s victory on November 7 last year, then-President Trump and his Republican allies have begun to spread false election-related statements, accusing “voter fraud” of losing Trump.
According to the Capitol Hill on the 25th, many Republican lawmakers still use Trump’s rhetoric to express concern about the fairness of future elections in many states in the United States, although election officials have shown that the count is fair and accurate.
In some states, the report said that a new bill proposed by Republican lawmakers may overturn the emergency voting provisions implemented during the epidemic.
In other states, these new bills will even change the long-standing practice of both parties for more than a decade.
For example, Arizona Rep. Kevin Payne has proposed legislation to remove voters who have not returned their votes from the “permanent early voting list” in two consecutive elections.
In previous elections, the state automatically sent absentee ballots to 3.2 million voters on the early ballot, who accounted for three-quarters of the state’s registered voters.
In Pennsylvania, Republican Congressman Jim Gregory has proposed a bill against expanding the size of mail-in ballots. In Michigan, Republican Senator Mike Shaki said that his proposed new bill requires voters to show photo identification when voting.
In response to this trend, Democrats and voting rights advocates have expressed opposition and accused Republicans of trying to limit voters’ participation in the voting.
Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen some politicians try to change the rules of the game, aiming to make some people able to participate (vote), while others can’t.” “Some politicians would rather shut people out than get voters,” said Merna Perez, director of the Voting Rights and Election Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School.