On Wednesday night, 52 elected representatives for the United States of America voted to refuse their constituents the right to a free and fair election with meaningful access to the voting booth. In 2022, it’s clear that a plan to ensure those rights needs to be formed.
And there’s no better person to lay out those plans than the woman who has fought for the Democratic Party for the majority of her 74 years of life.
In 2020, the largest number of Americans in history – 155 million of its 245 million eligible voters – cast a ballot. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, states took steps to ensure that voters could cast their ballots safely from home, causing record turnout. What became clear after that election is that when more Americans have an opportunity to vote, more of them will, and GOP voters are in the minority in the United States.
So, of course, the Republican Party needs to make sure that doesn’t happen again.
Their strategy has been to brush concerns away, insist once again that “no eligible voter is being prevented from voting,” and that taking steps to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to vote is “federalizing elections,” just as those who opposed the voting rights bill ensuring that all black Americans had access to a ballot once said.
The truth is that expanding opportunities to vote bring voters to the polls, and the more voters come to the polls, the fewer GOP candidates are elected. For partisan power, the GOP will happily strip the rights of Americans in urban areas, particularly black and brown voters, and they’ll insist that nothing they’re doing is wrong the whole time.
Twitter was in full support of Clinton and her steps for ensuring the right to vote. Read some of their comments below: