Joe Biden speaking in Philadelphia
Donald Trump’s party wants stricter voting rules to prevent fraud. Biden, on the other hand, maintains that the aim of the tightening is to make it more difficult for minorities to vote. The Democrat strongly condemns the plans.
US President Joe Biden has accused the opposition Republicans of an unprecedented attack on democracy in the dispute over electoral reforms. The US is currently experiencing a “widespread attack on the right to vote,” Biden said in Philadelphia on Tuesday. “We are facing the greatest challenge to our democracy since the American Civil War. That is not a rhetorical exaggeration. ”The goal of the laws is that fewer and fewer people vote, warned the democrat Biden.
Former President Donald Trump’s Republicans have already decided to tighten electoral law in a number of states or are planning corresponding reforms. You justify this with the alleged susceptibility to fraud in the elections. The Democrats accuse the Conservatives of actually trying to make voting more difficult for minorities such as African Americans. These usually vote mostly for Democrats.
Fierce argument in Texas
“This year alone, 17 states passed 28 new laws that make it more difficult for Americans to vote,” said Biden in his speech in Philadelphia, where the US Constitution was signed in 1787. The president announced that his administration and Democratic Party would strongly oppose the Republicans’ actions. He referred, among other things, to a lawsuit by the Justice Department against a tightening of the electoral law decided in the southern state of Georgia.
Plans for a similar reform are currently causing bitter controversy in conservative Texas. Regional Democrats left the state on Monday to prevent a vote on the reform. You want to ensure that the minimum number of MPs present for the session of the regional congress does not come about.
Trump still refuses to acknowledge his loss to Biden in the November 3 presidential election. The ex-president spreads the conspiracy theory that he was deprived of a second term through massive electoral fraud.