Joe Biden a dénoncé samedi un texte en passe d’être adopté au Texas par les élus locaux républicains, officiellement pour rendre les élections plus sûres, mais qui représente selon le président des États-Unis une nouvelle “attaque et contre le Democracy.
In a press release, he estimated that the great country of South America subsequently joined Georgia and Florida, with a Republican majority, by “attacking the sacred right to vote.”
The Democratic President added: “This is part of an attack on democracy that we have seen a lot this year,” noting that it is “disproportionately targeting” African Americans and other minorities.
He stressed that “in the twenty-first century, we must make it easier, not more difficult, to express the right to vote for every voter.”
Both houses of Congress in Texas reached a compromise on this provision called the “Senate Bill 7,” which specifically prohibits “indirect” voting and places numerous restrictions on voting times as well as on voting by mail.
These restrictions were often aimed at facilitating voting arrangements that were particularly popular with minorities, especially African Americans – the electorate in general is more supportive of democracy.
Republicans say it’s about making future elections safer. They often cite fraud charges continued by former President Donald Trump, who claims without any evidence that the vote won by Joe Biden in November was “stolen” from him.
Since the presidential election, bills limiting access to voting in states have multiplied at the initiative of the Republicans.
Georgia, the main state that Joe Biden won when he voted for the right in the presidential election for nearly three decades, was among the first countries to adopt such a text in March. The president had already denounced a law that trampled on “American values.”
His adoption sparked a crowd of hundreds of business representatives and celebrities who signed a declaration against laws limiting access to the polls.
On Saturday, Joe Biden called on the US Congress again to adopt two texts that, on the contrary, are supposed to promote the expression of the right to vote for all Americans. But the narrow majority of Democrats are complicating their adoption.