UPDATED 7:45 AM PT – Saturday, April 9, 2021
Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford (R) said people have been asking him about the H.R.1. election bill during his travels across the state. In a video posted by The Hill Friday, he said citizens have heard the bill is about suppressing votes, but he noted it’s nothing about that.
Sen. James Lankford: “I’m a firm believer to make it easy to vote, but hard to cheat. That bill H.R.1 makes it easy to vote and easy to cheat, and it’s really easy to do fraud.” pic.twitter.com/1t0zY32aFy
— The Hill (@thehill) April 9, 2021
Lankford said he’s a firm believer in making it easy to vote, but hard to cheat. However, he said H.R.1. will make it easy to vote, easy to cheat and easy to commit fraud.
“It’s going to challenge our elections from here on out and it changes a lot of our election policies, not for the better, but for the worse,” Lankford stated. “So lots of people have had lots of questions about that.”
According to reports, the bill in its current form would create “confusion, fraud and litigation” in state governments. Among these provisions would include states having to set up no-excuse absentee voting as well as automatic voter registration.