Following passage of voter suppression bills by Republicans in Iowa and Georgia, Fox News personality Sean Hannity is now calling for his viewers to demand similar measures in five additional states.
“Now we turn to an important story on election integrity, and it matters. People ask me, ‘Hannity, what can I do?’ Well, first, if you live in Georgia, if you live in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada, you want to work with your state legislatures,” he argued.
Four of the five states Hannity listed have Republican legislatures, with only Nevada controlled by Democrats.
“Over the weekend, in Georgia — that’s right, their governor, Brian Kemp, finally did one thing worthwhile and signed a new bill into law,” he explained.
Hannity noted the Georgia law had been blasted as “racist” and “worse than Jim Crow.”
But Hannity denied that the voter suppression efforts were driven by racism.
“This has nothing to do with race, it has everything to do with integrity and the confidence in our elections,” he said.
After Fox News spent months pushing Donald Trump’s “Big Lie” about election fraud, Republicans are now saying that the lack of confidence that resulted from such lies is why they need to make it more difficult for Americans to vote.