“Blocking anyone’s access to the polls is unacceptable to begin with,” she said. “But insidiously trying to influence the outcome of an election through systematically changing the law to prevent people who are likely to go to the polls to vote for your opponent is the most heinous form of anti-democratic policy.
“It’s clear that these Republican legislatures led by Republican governors just don’t think that they can win an election on the merits,” she continued. “And so… they need an insurance policy, because in the event that voters actually decide that — no, Republicans aren’t interested in creating jobs, no, they’re not interested in getting the economy turned around, and gee, maybe I’d like to actually go to the polls and vote for the candidate of my choice — they are using the insurance policy of voter suppression laws to make sure that people who are likely to go tot eh polls and vote for someone other than them can’t do it. That’s un-American. That’s unacceptable.”
Democrats have taken to the House floor several times this year to warn against what they call “voter suppression laws,” although Republicans continue to argue that voter ID laws are meant only to ensure that all voters are legal and qualified.