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There is very little or no fraud in U.S. elections. So why are Republican state legislatures trying to pass election integrity laws?
It's only Republican controlled state legislatures doing this. There are a number of them doing this right now. Democratic controlled ones are not doing this. It has been proven that U.S. national elections are very secure and almost entirely without fraud. That's a fact. Trump lost in every single court by trying to say there was election fraud. There was no fraud. He was wrong. That's also a fact. The attorney general, Barr, could find no election fraud. That's a fact. Election integrity laws currently being proposed would make it much harder for people to vote and would add a number of roadblocks for voters. This would target poorer voters who want to vote by mail. Election integrity laws place unnecessay hurdles in front of them in order to frustrate them and cause them to give up. Some might call it voter suppression and some might say these measures eat away at the Voting Rights Act. The fact that it's only Republican state legislatures doing this might be a reaction to Trump's loss in the election. Most mail in ballots are from Democrats. Cutting down on mail in ballots would benefit the Republican Party as a whole. But Americans have the right to vote by mail. Efforts to curtail that right by politicians whose party lost a presidential election might be viewed as highly suspicious.
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
Republicans are scared because they're losing elections. 2020 marked the fourth time in a row, and the seventh time in the last eight elections, that they lost the popular vote for Presidency. It marked the first time since the 1930s that a party lost the Presidency, the Senate and the House in one four year cycle. In 2020, Democrats ate into traditionally Republican states like Georgia and Arizona which haven't elected a Democrat to statewide office in years. This is on top of Virginia which turned blue a few years ago, and states like North Carolina where they have become more competitive. Joe Biden got more votes for President, as an absolute number not a percentage, than any person in history.
Republicans are scared. And they're not scared of fraud. Instead, they're afraid of legitimate voters who just happen to disagree with them. There's two different ways they could address this. One would be to change their message to appeal to a wider array of Americans. But that would require them to abandon some of their principles. And it's probably a long term project anyway. Republicans aren't going to suddenly become more popular with black voters or urbanites. So even if they changed they'd still be losing elections in the near term. The other option is to try and keep people from voting, in particular the people who tend to vote Democratic. That's what they're doing. They're trying to make it more difficult for Democratic voters to cast a ballot, with the hopes that this will keep them in power
- ArcherLv 71 month ago
You sound like a good "programed" Democrat who simply believes all the BS being sold by the Dems.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Funny question because I was mailed to two ballots and some democrats cheated and wishing had used both ballots instead of being honest and it is what it is. Trump should of used me in court to prove what I am saying and sad because I know other ways the demos cheated.
- Tmess2Lv 71 month ago
The attorney for the Arizona Republican Party gave the answer to that question yesterday in the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a softball question from Justice Barrett about why the RNC opposed a rule that would make it easier to vote:
"Because it puts us at a competitive disadvantage. Politics is a zero sum game and every extra vote they get . . . hurts us."
The Republicans have decided that rules that make it easier to vote will result in more additional valid votes for Democrats than valid votes for Republicans and would prefer to win in an election in which few people voted than lose in an election in which every eligible voter voted.Source(s): https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argume... page 37, line 25-page 38, line4.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
There is indisputable data high voter turnout favors the dems. Therefore, it's the reps trying to manipulate the voting process to make it harder for (largely) poor people who know the dems represent them far more than reps who object to raising the minimum wage for example.
- HoudiniLv 51 month ago
To stop people who support democrats from voting