Lawmakers from at least 30 states are heading into Washington D.C. to kick off a “week of action” urging federal lawmakers to pass elections packages that can thwart measures in statehouses across the country that would make it harder to cast ballots.
So far this year, 18 states have enacted new rules making it harder for people to cast ballots, according to the Brennan Center, which monitors voting access.
The GOP-backed proposals follow former President Donald Trump's widely debunked claims that fraud cost him the November election. Supporters of the restrictive voting bills claim they're necessary to prevent voter fraud but have been unable to demonstrate that it takes place on a widespread basis.
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