Mitch McConnell’s opposition to any and all proposals that would expand access to voting for Americans isn’t new. It goes back decades. Here’s a thread on his long history of voting against voting:
In 1993 Mitch McConnell voted against Motor Voter, a law that requires states to establish voter registration procedures. To sum up: this law helped states create a centralized voter database to streamline elections and make voting easier.
In 2010, Mitch McConnell voted against legislation that was designed to protect the voting rights of Americans overseas — including members of the armed forces. Let me repeat: he voted against a bill that would make it easier for service members to vote in federal elections.
Since the Supreme Court dismantled the Voting Rights Act in 2013, Mitch McConnell has refused to consider legislation to restore voting rights under the original law.
Mitch McConnell is opposed to restoring voting rights for Americans with felonies.
For the last two years, Mitch McConnell has refused to bring H.R. 1 to the floor of the Senate for a vote, which would dramatically expand access to voting for all Americans and require national #VoteByMail for federal elections.
Mitch McConnell refuses to bring the SAFE Act to the floor of the Senate for a vote, which includes my legislation to require hand-marked #PaperBallots and risk limiting audits for all elections. Two steps we know will help protect us against foreign influence and hacking.
Since the start of the pandemic Mitch McConnell has blocked the inclusion of my bill to expand #VoteByMail through the November election in any #COVID19 relief package.
Mitch McConnell has spent his career in public service fighting against all proposals that would protect your constitutional right to vote. This November, you and your loved ones will pay the price.
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