Republican legislators around the country seek to strip governors and officials of emergency election powers


Republican legislators around the country are moving aggressively to strip governors and other officials of their power to change election rules -- after states made it easier to vote last year during the coronavirus pandemic and turnout surged to record levels. The proposals to curtail officials' powers are "consistent with the pattern that is happening across the country in Republican-dominated legislatures," Jonathan Diaz, legal counsel for voting rights at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center. "They are trying to corner the market on running elections and make it more difficult to expand the right to vote."

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