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Hillary Believes State Election Bills Are A Move ‘Toward White Supremacist Authoritarianism’

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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Wednesday blasted restrictive elections bills introduced this year in multiple Republican-led state legislatures, claiming they are part of a “clear attempt to move away from a pluralistic, multi-racial democracy and toward white supremacist authoritarianism.”

Clinton’s comments come amid a widespread effort in GOP-led states — including Georgia, Florida and Arizona — to pass limits on mail-in voting, new voter ID requirements and other restrictions following the 2020 presidential election.

At least 14 states enacted 22 new laws between Jan. 1 and May 14 that limit voting access, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.

“Each of these proposals disproportionately prevents people of color from casting their ballots, and each is egregious in its own right,” Clinton wrote in an op-ed published by Democracy Docket.

She called the effort to pass the bills a “concerted attempt to destabilize the democratic process and delegitimize our multi-racial democracy” and contended that the pieces of legislation are “no different from the Jim Crow past.”

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