On an invitation-only call with GOP state lawmakers last week, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz falsely claimed Democrats are working to give “illegal aliens” and “child molesters” the right to vote.
Cruz criticized H.R. 1, a campaign finance reform and voting rights package.
“H.R. 1′s only objective is to ensure that Democrats can never again lose another election, that they will win and maintain control of the House of Representatives and the Senate and of the state legislatures for the next century,” Cruz said
The legislation is unlikely to pass in the Senate as Republicans across the nation work to restrict voting access.
As of February, 250 measures that would restrict voting were introduced across 43 states, according to an analysis from the Brennan Center for Justice. Insider’s Grace Panetta reported Republicans in key states are working to advance legislation that would restrict voting.
Many of these efforts claim to be aimed at improving election integrity, citing the unsubstantiated claims that widespread voter and election fraud occurred in the 2020 election.