Restrictions come on the heels of an election in which federal and state officials called it ‘the most secure in US history’
After an election filled with misinformation and lies about fraud, Republicans have doubled down with a surge of bills to further restrict voting access in recent months, according to a new analysis by the Brennan Center for Justice.
More than a third of the bills would place new restrictions on voting by mail
Pennsylvania has 14 pending proposals for new voter restrictions, the most in the country. It’s followed by New Hampshire (11), Missouri (9), and Mississippi, New Jersey, and Texas (8)
There are seven bills across four states that would limit opportunities for election day registration
There are also 406 bills that would expand voting access pending across 35 states, including in New York (56), Texas (53), New Jersey (37), Mississippi (39), and Missouri (21)
Ten states are considering new voter ID requirements, including six states that do not currently require voters to present ID at the polls, according to the Brennan Center.
Two states, Mississippi and New Hampshire, are considering placing new limits on the kinds of IDs that can be used.