Kevin Roberts, the President of the Heritage Foundation, and Jessica Anderson, Heritage Action Executive Director, said on Wednesday that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is using the anniversary of January 6 to seize “permanent” political power.
Anderson and Roberts laid out their case in a joint statement:
“In 2021, state lawmakers ushered in smart and transparent election integrity reforms, making it easy to vote and hard to cheat. This work should be commended, as voter integrity and trust in our elections are the bedrock of our American democracy. Instead, the liberal elite spent all of 2021 creating a false narrative of voter disenfranchisement and suppression as Democrat leaders and the media tried to convince Americans reforms such as voter ID were racist.”
Just this week, Schumer describe states’ voter integrity bills as “anti-democratic.
“Republican officials in states across the country have seized on the former president’s Big Lie about widespread voter fraud to enact anti-democratic legislation and seize control of typically non-partisan election administration functions,” he began. “While these actions all proceed under the guise of so-called “election integrity”, the true aim couldn’t be more clear. They want to unwind the progress of our Union, restrict access to the ballot, silence the voices of millions of voters, and undermine free and fair elections. They wish to propagate the Big Lie perpetuated by the former president that our elections are not on the level.”
Roberts and Anderson concluded their statement by saying that “Americans want voter integrity, and they know the Left’s partisan narrative has nothing to do with democracy and everything to do with rigging the rules to keep Democrats in power to pass their agenda without our support.”
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