Supreme Court Protects Free and Fair Elections
Posted July 02, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement following today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee:
"Today, the Supreme Court affirmed that protections of the right to vote remain strong, and that states are rightly empowered to administer and protect America's elections.
"For decades, Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act has protected Americans from discrimination at the ballot box. Thanks in large part to Section 2, it is easier for Americans to vote today than it has ever been.
"Section 2 remains a strong and crucial safeguard against racial discrimination, but the Court was right to reject its attempted use by activists to eliminate commonsense voting laws in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee.
"Democrats who try to equate laws limiting the influence of political operatives on state elections to Jim Crow-era repression make their real aim even clearer: not to protect the voters from discrimination, but to protect themselves from the voters.
"Today, the Supreme Court discharged its duty to uphold the rights and protections underpinning our system of representative government, and our nation can be rightly proud."