“How the Freedom to Vote Act Would Counteract State Laws That Undermine Elections”


A new analysis from the Center for American Progress shows how the Freedom to Vote Act would specifically counter state laws aimed at suppressing voter turnout and sabotaging valid election results. CAP supports the Freedom to Vote Act and has called on the Senate to pass this transformative legislation as soon as possible, even if it requires reforming the filibuster to do so.

Passage of this far-reaching legislation is critical to set nationwide voting standards to help counteract anti-democratic laws passed by legislatures in at least 17 states that are designed to suppress voters of color, voters with disabilities, young people, and members of other historically underrepresented groups.

CAP’s analysis focuses on newly enacted laws in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, and Texas and explains how specific components of the Freedom to Vote Act would protect voter access, preserve mail voting, and make elections less vulnerable to political interference.

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