ACLU Comment on Voting Rights in the Midterm Elections
WASHINGTON — Below is a statement from Ben Needham, Deputy Political Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, on the results of voting rights ballot measures and Secretary of State races during the 2022 midterm elections:
Voters in key states across the country made their voices heard loud and clear. Americans want to make it easier to vote – not harder. Most voters will not tolerate efforts to subvert elections or lies about election results. In Michigan, voters approved protections to expand vote by mail and early voting with measures adopted in response to election deniers. In Connecticut, voters passed a ballot measure that allows the legislature to implement in-person early voting and make state. In Minnesota voters rejected the candidate for secretary of state who supported the ‘Big Lie’ and pushed the dangerous falsehoods about election fraud. Our work is far from done and we will be all hands-on deck to ensure everyone has access to the ballot and that every vote is counted as we head into the next election and 2024 presidential race.
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