Dick Durbin: Demographics Republican Election Bills


Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) Speaks during a press conference at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC on March 16, 2021. (Kevin Dietsch / Pool via Reuters)

During a speech to Congress, Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin suggested that Republican-dominated state legislatures pass election bills as a defense mechanism because the GOP has lost its competitive power and no longer represents the majority of Americans .

“America’s demographics are not on the side of the Republican Party. The new voters of this country are moving away from them, away from Donald Trump, away from the creed of their party that they preach, ”said Durbin. He said GOP defectors are switching allegiances to become independent or join the Democratic Party.

In the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump won the support of a minority, among Latinos, African Americans, Asians and women, increasing the share of GOP votes among these identity groups.

The second-largest Senate leader said the wave of voting laws passed in Republican states was “on purpose” and a coordinated tactic to deny Americans the right to vote. Durbin referred to the Senate Rules Committee’s visit to Georgia on Monday to discuss what Democrats believe is voter suppression.

“Remember, this is all done against the backdrop of a former president, the biggest loser in US history, and his big lie about what was wrong with the last election. I can tell you what was wrong in the last election. Turnout in many states has broken records. More Americans, eligible to vote, have turned out to vote, and that’s a good thing in a democracy, ”Durbin told the Senate.

He dismissed former President Trump’s electoral fraud allegations and his exhaustive lawsuits, saying the investigations had validated only a “handful of cases” out of millions of votes cast.

“So there is no argument to change electoral and electoral laws on the basis of fraud. There is certainly no argument regarding the outcome of the elections. It was clear and it was clear to everyone, except for a long-time former president, ”he added.

To stop the bloodshed and preserve his eligibility and presence in government, Durbin asserted that “Republicans are reducing and restricting the ability to vote.”

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