GOP dubs Democrats' voting bill 'Freedom to Cheat Act,' argues they don't want 'fair elections'

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Tuesday referred to the Democrats' voting rights bill, the "Freedom to Vote Act," as the "Freedom to Cheat Act."

McDaniel and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Sen. Rick Scott held a news briefing ahead of President Biden's scheduled speech in Georgia on voting rights. The Republican leaders argued that the Democrats' voting reforms would result in a take over of local and state elections.

"We call it the Freedom to Cheat Act. It eviscerates state voter ID laws which 36 states have passed. This bill eliminates states' more secure voter ID requirements, replacing them with a process that is rife with fraud, no IDs presented, and a third person only needs to attest that a voter is who they claim to be. I know, based on polling across every spectrum, Democrat, Republican, every minority group, people want people to show ID to vote and this is one aspect, just one, in which -- and there are others -- in which the Freedom to Cheat Act would eviscerate any type of verification for people to vote."

Scott, a senator from Florida, said Democrats are misrepresenting the GOP position on voting laws.
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