WASHINGTON – The Republican Secretaries of State Committee (RSSC), a caucus of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), today responded to the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State’s (DASS) recent advertisement attempting to link laws that uphold the integrity of American elections to racism and white supremacy. Despite the Democrats’ attempt to push a false – and frankly, disturbing – narrative, Republican secretaries of state across the nation are helping to break records in voter registration and voter participation, and ensuring that every legal vote is counted.
“Voting is easier than ever before in the state of Alabama, and the numbers alone prove that,” said RSSC Chairman Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill. “While Democrats are spreading lies and inflaming racial tensions at a time when our country most needs unity, Republicans are leading by example and giving citizens a voice and an opportunity to exercise their right to vote.”
Alabama has registered 1,536,778 new voters since January 19, 2015—a record high for the state— and now has an unprecedented state record of 3,602,951 registered voters. In spite of having the toughest voter ID law in the nation, which has already withstood significant judicial scrutiny in multiple lawsuits, Merrill’s office has also broken every record for voter participation in the past five Alabama elections.
“I find it deeply offensive that Democrats would stoop so low as to politicize racial tensions rather than work to unite our country when we ought to be coming together,” said Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams. “My office has worked tirelessly to enable voters, clean up corruption, and offer full transparency to Kentuckians. Democrats are free to spend their time and money on videos parroting conspiracy theories from the far-Left, but Republicans will keep working to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat in states across the nation.”
Under Secretary Adams’s leadership, the office broke the record in January for total number of registered voters in the state. The state of Kentucky hit the record-breaking high of 3,462,152 total registered voters as of January 31, 2020.
The reports from Kentucky and Alabama are only samples of the many record- breaking numbers you will find from Republican secretaries of state from across the nation.
RSLC President Austin Chambers added, “If Democrats want to get to the bottom of voter suppression, they ought to take a long look in the mirror because it’s in the states and communities where they are responsible for administering elections that voters are forced to endure the long lines and confusing, ever-changing rules. The hypocrisy on the left is truly astonishing – and the liberal media’s willingness to obscure the facts is equally as pitiful. Republicans are getting the job done, ensuring that Americans can practice their right to vote with full confidence that the integrity of their elections is never compromised. Democrats may want to sow doubt in our elections – but we sure as hell won’t.”
The media has been remiss in not reporting that the greatest amount of voting issues takes place in cities controlled by Democrats. Just recently, Georgia’s elections were a “catastrophe” in mainly Democrat-led areas. While radical liberals continue to push the narrative about Voter ID laws being discriminatory, the high voter turnout doesn’t lie – the two cannot exist at the same time.