Just to outline a few of these potential changes that all Americans should be worried about;
1. In Iowa where Republicans have the majority in the State Legislature, in a vote strictly along party lines, they voted a few weeks ago to cut early voting by nine days, close polls an hour earlier and tighten rules on absentee voting, as well as strip the authority of county auditors to decide how election rules can best serve voters. Basically they are tailoring the voting rules for older white Republican voters.
3. In Arizona, the State Legislature has proposed many of the same changes which are being made in other states, however, Rep. Shawnna Bolick, R-Phoenix, has proposed letting the Legislature void the results of a presidential election if it chooses. This insane Bill would allow the House, by a majority vote, to revoke the Secretary of State’s certification of presidential electors chosen by Arizona voters to cast the state’s electoral college votes. To put this in context, Arizona residents go to cast votes and if the State Legislature does not like the result, they can void the results. Along with this voter suppression, they added another bill which would let the Legislature award two of the state’s 11 electoral college votes. So the people of Arizona get to cast votes for 9 Electoral College votes while the party in power gets 2 free-bees to cast whatever way they want. This actually makes me sick!