Republicans, in response to massive lies about voter fraud by the twice-impeached ex-president who never won the popular vote, have begun passing restrictive voting laws. There was never a problem with voter fraud, but the GOP wants fewer voters since high turnout in any election tends to favor Democrats. Support for these restrictions are encouraged by their voters, who believe somehow that even those Democrats won in 2018 and 2020, they want to now change the rules and cheat in order to…win an election?
And right now, their goal is to discourage us. We can’t let that happen. Passing this bill—and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act—is our best path toward creating a democracy that truly responds to our votes and our voices. That’s what America should always be about.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) October 22, 2021
On Thursday, Senate Republicans blocked even a debate about a new voting rights bill in a demonstration of their refusal to believe that every American is entitled to cast a ballot in this country. On Friday, former First Lady Michelle Obama weighed in on the subject, reminding Twitter users that continuing our democracy depends on ensuring every eligible voter has a right to cast a ballot.
According to an MSNBC contributor, Mrs. Obama’s sentiments are absolutely spot-on.
‘Of all of these vitally important issues, only one is the foundational issue in our democracy: ensuring that we all have access to the ballot and that elections are free of suppression and subversion. It’s true that you can’t feed your family paper ballots and you can’t pay your doctor in voter registration forms. But it’s also true that our representatives won’t truly represent us, and what matters to us, if we shut our fellow citizens out of the process of voting.’
Twitter had a lot to say about Mrs. Obama’s warnings. Read some of their comments below: