The general perception, and rightly so, is that the slew of voting rights restrictions across the country are being promoted by the Republican party. However, there is a need to highlight the important efforts being made by some Republicans to fight against these restrictions. Although it is mostly Democrats who have spoken out against the sham partisan Maricopa County, Arizona, election audit, some Republicans have stepped up to criticize it as jeopardizing election security and eroding confidence in America’s democratic system. Matt Vasilogambros had this information in PEW Trusts. Here is an excerpt:
Ten months after the 2020 presidential election, Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are following Arizona in pushing investigations rooted in the false claim that the election was stolen.
Inspired by former President Donald Trump’s baseless accusation of widespread voter fraud, the inquiries are taking place in two states won by President Joe Biden. They come as the similarly partisan review wraps up in Arizona, where investigators chased conspiracy theories and accepted millions of dollars from Trump allies.
State lawmakers, mostly Democrats but also some Republicans, and much of the election administration community have lambasted the Arizona effort in Maricopa County for jeopardizing the security and confidence of elections and for tampering with election equipment that top state election officials now say needs to be replaced. Many election officials and lawmakers from both parties fear a repeat in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
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