“In the wake of a successful election, legislators should be working to make the electoral process more secure and accessible — not curtailing Americans’ ability to vote,” says bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity about state voting proposals

In response to the more than 250 bills introduced by lawmakers in more than 43 states around the country to limit voting access, the National Council on Election Integrity released the following statement:

“All Americans — Republicans, Democrats, and independents — should reject these misguided measures that make it more difficult to vote. 

“In the wake of an election that saw the highest voter turnout in over a century, lawmakers should be working to make the electoral process even more secure and accessible — not be attacking voting rights and working to curtail Americans’ ability to vote. 

“It is irresponsible for state legislators to use this moment to address their grievances about the legitimate outcome of the election. These measures are not about fixing problems, nor are they in the best interest of full voter participation and ballot access that our citizens deserve. They are purely a political response to the unsubstantiated, discredited, and widely debunked disinformation campaign that is responsible for shaking many Americans’ faith in our elections, not the elections themselves. 

“Last year, a record 160 million Americans cast ballots safely and securely, either in-person or through absentee ballots. While every election has problems, former Attorney General William Barr said there were no irregularities that would have affected that outcome of the 2020 election. In fact, it was praised as the most secure in our nation’s history by the Department of Homeland Security. That is an achievement that all Americans should celebrate.”