Pennsylvania Democratic Senator Bob Casey said the Republican Party admitted it can only win elections through voter suppression bills across the country, while also noting that such laws are blatant examples of “white supremacy.”
Casey tells Microsoft National Broadcasting Corporation Host Ali Velshi’s TV show on Saturday Democratic Party It is necessary to “protect the rights of voters to maintain democracy,” or sit back and watch Republican legislators pass hundreds of voter suppression bills targeting minorities at the federal and state levels.
His remarks are in Supreme Court Two Republican-backed voting restrictions were maintained in Arizona on Thursday. Casey said he fears that Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are trying to imitate Arizona’s use of the pretense of “ghost voter fraud” prevention to create more barriers for voters.
Casey said he believed in the end Senate It will have to change its procedural rules “to protect the voting rights of 51 votes.”
“In essence, we should be blunt about this. In essence, these voter suppression bills are about white supremacy. Unfortunately, the Republican Party seems to be becoming an agenda party with one or two issues. Interested in Joe Biden’S plan, especially in terms of these care issues and support for the voter suppression bill,” Casey explained.
“With these decisions of the Supreme Court and the emergence of all these decisions, we have now reached a point where there are more than 400 voter suppression bills across the country, and we cannot go back there. We either have to preserve our democracy to protect voting rights or Protect the rights of voters to maintain democracy — or we are not,” he continued, painting a terrible picture of the split between the two parties in terms of voter rights.
The Supreme Court’s recent ruling upheld an Arizona law that prohibits anyone except the voter’s family or caregiver from returning mailed ballots. The second law passed by the Arizona Republican-controlled legislature would waive any votes cast in the wrong district. The latter law in Arizona was previously rejected by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in January, and the judge ruled that it discriminated against Native American, black, and Latino voters.
The Republican-majority state legislature of Pennsylvania approved an election bill last month that created several additional barriers to mailing ballots and early voting. Democratic Governor Tom Wolf vowed to veto the law.
“As democracy is under attack, I will continue to work with my colleagues to pass important voting rights legislation, including the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Promotion Act,” Casey ruled in the Supreme Court on Thursday Tweet later.
Velshi said that he is well aware that the Republican Party has fabricated “the hallucination fear of voter fraud. This phenomenon is almost non-existent… This hallucination started with a’big lie'”, referring to the former president. Donald TrumpContinue to insist that he defeated President Joe Biden in the November 2020 election.
“I think we have arrived Democratic Party Must stand up and do something. Now, I think we can do this.Because it’s obvious to me Republicans Just to support these voter suppression bills. The Republican Party is completely captured by this movement to enact a voter suppression bill,” Casey said.
“This is the Republican Party’s first agenda,” he concluded. “They cannot win by getting more votes. They can only win by voter suppression.”
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