Republican politicians, especially those running in reelections or for the first time in upcoming elections, are required to say that the 2020 presidential election was rigged in order to keep the voters convinced by Donald Trump that he was cheated out of office. To back that up, they have to push policies that restrict the vote, moves they swear are only to prevent “election fraud” (i.e. not voting Republican). One Democratic senator is pushing back against those policies.
🚨ALERT: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) introduces two bills — one requiring states to offer same-day registration by the 2026 general election and another to prevent states from removing eligible voters from the voter rolls.https://t.co/oRlkxhOZe5
— Democracy Docket (@DemocracyDocket) September 20, 2022
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the The Stop Automatically Voiding Eligible Voters Off Their Enlisted Rolls in States (SAVE VOTERS) Act this week in Congress, a bill that would make it easier for voters to gain and keep access to the voting booth in upcoming elections. The bill would require states to offer same day registration and prevent the removal of voters from voter rolls simply because they skipped voting in an election or didn’t answer a mailing.
According to Democracy Docket:
‘This legislation comes on the heels of Republican-controlled legislatures approving new laws that make it easier to kick voters off of the rolls, opening up the possibility of improper purges. The SAVE VOTERS Act has 16 other Democratic co-sponsors in the Senate.’
Twitter was largely in full support of these bills, although those still convinced by The Big Lie were apoplectic about them. Read some of their comments below: