One study after another, including by Mr Trump’s own Justice Department, has shown that there is no widespread fraud.
“If the people who win elections are to stay in power in this country, they must perform well, adopt solid policies, and regain electoral support,” said Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and minority leader. “The House Democrats are not allowed to use their wafer-thin majority – the voters have just shrunk – to dampen states and localities in order to prevent them from losing even more seats next time.”
At the moment, the Republicans seem to have the upper hand.
States under conservative control have managed to impose new restrictions in recent years, which studies have shown disproportionately affect black voters and people living in urban areas. Proponents argue that the steps are necessary to combat potential electoral fraud. However, since the loss of Mr Trump, efforts have been stepped up in some places as states have sought to strengthen voter identification laws, make it more difficult to vote by mail or early voting, and the role external groups play in support the Americans in voting.
And on Tuesday, the conservatively dominated Supreme Court signaled that it is likely that two restrictive elections will be maintained in Arizona and that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 may continue to be repealed. A 2013 ruling by the judges thwarted key enforcement provisions of the law and helped pave the way for the success of many Republican-led states in adopting new rules.
In total, the state legislature has introduced more than 250 bills in 43 states that would tighten voting rules, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. Most prominent is Georgia, where Republican leaders, hit by the Democrats’ unexpected nationwide victories, have fearlessly tried to restrict access to ballot papers by severely restricting voting by mail and early voting on Sunday than many blacks Voters cast ballots after the service.
“Standing in line to vote is not voter suppression,” said Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican of the state, during the debate in Washington on Wednesday. “It’s only part of the voting process. Just like people lining up to buy groceries in the supermarket.”
H. R. 1’s voting rules were originally drafted by Georgia Democrat and Civil Rights icon, Representative John Lewis, who died last year.