President Joe Biden recently gave a speech in Selma, Alabama, where he repeated debunked talking points about election integrity laws threatening voting rights.
However, the truth is that there are no laws in the United States that prevent a U.S. citizen from voting on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, or religion.
While Biden’s speech was filled with lies and attempts to incite racial division, it failed to address the real issues facing America’s elections. Non-partisan research has shown that election integrity laws have no measurable impact on voter registration or turnout, and voter ID laws don’t reduce voter turnout, including among African-Americans and Hispanics.
The real assault on America’s elections comes from those who are attempting to erode voting integrity measures, such as restrictions on mass absentee ballots and litigation against voter ID laws. These issues were not addressed in Biden’s speech, which was nothing more than political posturing.
It is time for the American people to recognize the true agenda behind Biden’s rhetoric and focus on real solutions to the issues facing our elections.