Biden’s ‘voting rights’ failure is election integrity opportunity for states
So much for President Biden’s plan to take over elections. After more than a year of demanding that Congress sweep away state reforms promoting election integrity and force every state to adopt voting practices that could encourage fraud, the Senate on Wednesday blocked such legislation by refusing to kill the filibuster. It’s cause for celebration — and it should spur states to enact even stronger reforms.
The president’s failure is an opportunity for states. Many governors and lawmakers were likely waiting for the outcome of Wednesday’s vote, which could have unconstitutionally limited their power to enact their own election laws. Instead, they can now build on the foundation of the past year, during which 19 states took concrete steps to protect legal voting, prevent fraud and restore Americans’ faith in our electoral process.