Joe Biden, who opposes voter ID laws and supports strict gun control, was spotted on Saturday showing his ID before casting his ballot for the upcoming midterm elections while surrounded by armed secret service at an early polling place in Wilmington, Delaware.
Barack Obama has accused Republicans of trying to ‘rig’ elections by passing state voter ID laws – an ironic claim for an ex-president who blasted successor Donald Trump for suggesting the 2016 White House race could be gamed.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this week capped off a year of major election reforms across America by signing hotly debated legislation after a prolonged drama that saw Democratic legislators flee the state in a bid to prevent its passage.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) indicated before Congress went on recess that Sen. Jeff Merkley’s (D-Ore.) election reform “For the People” Act would be the top priority for congressional Democrats upon their return. This comes after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) successfully blocked debate on the bill earlier this month. In the evenly divided Senate, Democrats will have a tough battle to pass the legislation as Republicans stand together in unanimous opposition to the bill.