- Senator Chris Coons, a Democrat in Delaware, said he was “seriously concerned” about voting rights.
- Parliamentarians are looking at dozens of state laws “clearly designed to achieve voter oppression,” Koons said.
- The Senate Republicans unanimously voted against the groundbreaking voting bill last week, instigating a dispute over filibuster.
Chris Coons, a Democratic senator in Delaware, said he was “seriously concerned” about his efforts to suppress voters nationwide amid heightened tensions over voting rights.
Talk to Martha Radats ABC News “This Week” “At the local level, tricks and moves are being used to curb voting and make it difficult for medically vulnerable workers, the elderly, and voting during a pandemic,” Koons warned on Sunday.
Mr. Koons specifically quoted the new Texas voting law, which has significantly increased the number of absentee ballot applications. “This week”
The Senate Republican Party unanimously voted against the voting rights bill of the major Democrats last week, simply refusing to vote on the bill. The move triggered a confrontation with the Senate’s filibuster rules, as Democrats demanded that the rules change while the Republicans resisted.
“There are legitimate concerns about ensuring that there are no widespread fraudulent votes. We have repeatedly investigated it in Congress,” Koons said. “This was an important battle in the Senate last week to show a clear contrast between Democrats and Republicans, but more importantly, we continue to strive to ensure that all Americans vote safely and vote safely. is needed. .”
Koons automatically removes people from the electoral list, making it difficult to apply for mail voting, and reducing access to voting dropboxes, drive-through voting, and 24-hour early voting, a “crafted law.” Said he saw.
“We made great strides in 2020 by making it easier for people to vote for a pandemic. Why roll it back in 12 states when the pandemic isn’t over?” Asked. “Why build a new barrier to allow people to vote?”