Conservative Activist Turns Tables on Dems Over Claims of Voter Suppression
From FOX News:
The head of a conservative watchdog group on Wednesday sought to turn the tables on Democratic allegations of voter suppression amid the coronavirus pandemic, appearing to use the ongoing George Floyd protests to support his point.
Democrats have pushed for increased mail-in absentee voting so people can avoid going out to the polls, and Republicans have been accused of voter suppression for largely opposing this. At a Wednesday hearing, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton claimed before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties that it is actually Democrats who are suppressing votes by scaring people with ominous warnings about COVID-19.
“If you want to be sure your vote is counted, the best way to do it is to show up and vote,” Fitton said. “And to hear inflammatory rhetoric that you’re choosing your life over your vote is just not appropriate and it causes people to be nervous about voting. That is as suppressive as anything I’ve heard, telling people they’re going to die or likely to die if they vote.”
Countering Democrats’ insistence that people need to vote by mail so they can exercise their right while avoiding COVID-19, Fitton also seemed to reference the mass protests that have been taking place across the country, despite stay-at-home orders still being in place in many areas.
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