Politics | United States: Joe Biden signs order to access votes

By La Provence (with AFP)

U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order Sunday to access the vote for Americans to mark the 56th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” when a march to protect the voting rights of African Americans was violently suppressed by police in Selma, Alabama.

In response to Donald Trump’s presidential defeat on November 3, several Republican-majority local parliaments are trying to restrict access to the vote. The millionaire promises without proof that he was distorted by voter fraud.

Legislative plans are aimed at restricting the number of people eligible to vote by post or making it easier to cancel large numbers of ballots that are considered non-compliant. “Today, Bloody Sunday, I will be signing an executive order to make it easier for voters to cast their ballots and improve access to the ballot.”, Biden said in a pre-recorded speech circulated by the White House. “Every voter can vote and their vote must be taken into account”, Declared President of the State. “If you have great ideas, you have nothing to hide. Let people vote.”.

On Wednesday, the Democrat-majority House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at overcoming obstacles to voting in the country. The text in support of Joe Biden should now go to the Senate (50 Democrats against 50 Republicans), where its future is very uncertain.

The presidential decree calls for the development or modernization of federal websites that specifically provide information on elections and voting. In particular, he wants to make it easier for people with disabilities or inmates to vote. But it does not have concrete and immediate action and may have only a limited effect on efforts to restrict access to the ballot. “The president does not have the executive power to prevent a state from making these kinds of decisions.”, Biden executive told a conference on Saturday.

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On March 7, 1965, hundreds of peaceful protesters were violently repressed by police in Selma. A few months later, in August, Congress passed the Right to Vote Act, which eliminated the temptation and taxes to become a voter.

What is left “Selma’s style is that while nothing can stop a free people from using their most sacred power as citizens, some do as much as they can to snatch that power away from them.”, A dit m. பிடன்.

According to the President, “Elected officials in 43 states have already introduced more than 250 bills, making it difficult for Americans to vote.” “We can’t let them win”.

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