Voter Suppression or Election Integrity? Democrats, Republicans Battle Over Election Reform
This year's elections in New Jersey and Virginia are getting a lot of attention. On one hand, many political analysts believe the results of the increasingly close races could be a sign for next year's midterms. Also, the fallout over the 2020 presidential election has led both parties to call for voting reform.
While both Republicans and Democrats have made election integrity a major part of their platform in state and federal races, the parties are taking very different approaches toward reform.
“It's ludicrous for any Republican to assert that the federal government has no role to play in safeguarding elections,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
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Democrats recently failed to advance the Freedom to Vote Act in the Senate. The measure would expand early and mail-in voting, allow for automatic and same-day voter registration, ease ID requirements, and prevent what they call “voter suppression.”
Hans Von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, argues that voter suppression isn't a problem.