Guaranteeing easy access to voting is essential for democracy, writes Juan Williams in The Hill. The past year's politicized debates around voter fraud have led to concerning initiatives that make it harder to cast ballots for many citizens. Republican lawmakers appear motivated by political gain over upholding free and fair elections. Democrats are right to propose voting laws that strengthen US democracy. Increasing citizens' access and ability to cast their votes is a good thing. The push to restrict voting access in some Republican states, under a false pretense of fighting voter fraud, is not just wrong, it is profoundly worrying.
Democrats are using the pretense of upholding voting rights to boost their election results, argues Adam Mill of American Greatness. Their main concern is, and has always been, to boost turnout among people that will vote for them. Presenting laws that require voters to present ID as restricting voting rights is deceptive. It's the same with showing one's vaccination status to enter a government building. There need to be certain rules for identifying voters and maintaining election standards. Democrats' main goal is to boost their turnout and make bigger gains in future elections. This is not defending voting rights, it's naked partisanship.