Trump said Republicans will never be elected again if Democrats pass their voting rights bill
Added 01-16-22 01:14:03am EST - “The "Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act" seeks to expand voting access and introduce reforms related to redistricting and campaign finance.” - Businessinsider.com
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During a rally on Saturday in Florence, Arizona, former President Donald Trump said no Republican will ever get elected if Senate Democrats pass their voting rights bill, which seeks to standardize voting election laws across the country and expand voting access.
"Their scheme has always been to erase American votes with illegal votes and now they are doing so openly," Trump said. "Their legislation is not a voting rights bill. It's a voting fraud bill."
The former president was referring to the "Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act," a combination of two separate voting rights bills that were rolled into one during their passage in the House of Representatives on Thursday.
Under the bill, several requirements related to election administration, redistricting, and campaign finance would be instated, including:
The bill is intended to improve voter access. Democrats and Republicans often believe high voter turnouts helps Democrats, but that assumption is not necessarily true, Insider's Grace Panetta reported.
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