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Calling Bill That Makes Voting Easier a "Power Grab," McConnell Exemplifies a GOP Terrified of Democracy

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Majority Leader, notes one critic, 'is saying the quiet part out loud, admitting Republicans lose when more people vote.' The title of the legislation itself—the For the People Act—is a good reminder of who democracy is here to serve: the people;But Republicans made clear this week that any reforms which benefit voters will seriously endanger their control over the U.S. government. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) joined in McConnell's fear-mongering over the bill on Twitter, expressing suspicion over a provision that would pre-register 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds. Jordan suggested that the measure—already in effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C.—is a ploy to allow people to vote before they're legally allowed to.

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