Complaining about the expansion of opportunities to vote in 2020, Donald Trump said that “they had things, levels of voting that if you’d ever agreed to it, you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again,” thus admitting that when more Americans have the right to vote, the GOP loses. This, and no other reason, is why Republicans are so hard at work suppressing the vote and trying to overthrow democracy.
"How can we in good conscience allow for a situation in which the Republican Party can debate and pass voter suppression laws at the State level with only a simple majority vote, but not allow the United States Senate to do the same?" https://t.co/rfvUqoBYqT
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 4, 2022
There is no issue with voter fraud in the United States, yet the GOP explains all their efforts to restrict voting as protecting the country using a solution for which there is no problem. As most Democrats work for a solution to voter suppression laws, filibuster requirements mean that at least 10 Republicans must agree to vote to protect voting rights, as well. Since that won’t happen, Democrats need to revise filibuster laws in order to protect voting rights. Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted about the importance of protecting those rights.
According to The Brennan Center for Justice:
‘Pervasive gerrymandering fixes outcomes in many elections before voters even show up to the polls. The explosion of political spending by a tiny fraction of Americans is staggering; the amount contributed by mega-donors who gave six figures or more increased more than 12-fold between 2008 and 2016. Dark money now floods into all levels of our elections, including state judicial races. The Supreme Court gutted a century of campaign finance law and a half-century of voting rights protections, all by a slim five-to-four margin. A hostile foreign government manipulated the 2016 presidential campaign and tried to interfere with our voting systems. All that came before Donald Trump’s election.’
Twitter was largely in support of Secretary Clinton and her push for voting rights protections. Read some of their comments below: