“If the Democrats pass H.R. 1, it’s going to be absolutely devastating for Republicans in this country,” said Jay Williams, a Republican strategist in Georgia, a state seeing one of the most aggressive campaigns to restrict voting. “They’re just going to basically just shaft so many Republicans in places where they would actually have opportunities to pick up.”
The point of our electoral system is not to ensure any one political party has opportunities, it’s to democratically elect who the people want.
If Republicans are terrified they’ll lose power the solution isn’t to deny those that would vote against them, its for them to change their platform to broaden their appeal to voters, that’s how representative democracy is supposed to work.
“I think it’s a mistake for Republicans to believe that under any particular voting model they can’t win elections. I think that’s wrong and absurd, but it’s the same error the Democrats are making trying to push H.R. 1,” said Michael Adams, Kentucky’s Republican secretary of state, before adding that in the last election, high turnout resulted in more registered Republicans participating than Democrats for the first time in the state’s history.
DEMOCRACY IS NOT A FUCKING ERROR! If Democrats pass voting rights and the people use them to vote for Republicans that’s still a win for the voters and voting rights. These guys literally don’t understand the concept of people over party, Michael Adams shows he thinks of himself as a Republican, not an American.