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McConnell Admits Voter Suppression Helps GOP Win Elections As He Guts Dems Plan To Get More People To Vote

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McConnell Admits Voter Suppression Helps GOP Win Elections As He Guts Dems Plan To Get More People To Vote

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proudly admitted that Republicans win elections by keeping people away from the ballots. On Wednesday, the Republican leader took to the Senate floor to announce his opposition to a bill that would make Election Day a federal holiday that would make it easier for people to get to the polls.

McConnell tried to make the idea look like an evil plot by Democrats to get more voters. But instead, he made himself look like a corrupt politician who wants to keep people away from the polls.

“Just what America needs, another paid holiday and a bunch of government workers being paid to go out and work for I assume our folks—our colleagues on the other side, on their campaigns,” McConnell said. “This is the Democrat plan to restore democracy? A brand-new week of paid vacation for every federal employee who would like to hover around while you cast your ballot?”

Multiple critics took McConnell’s statement as confirmation that Republicans are trying to retain their political power by preventing people from voting.

Making Election Day a national holiday is not a bad idea. In fact, the majority of the public (65 percent) support the idea, according to the Pew Research Center.

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