President Joe Biden will launch a national campaign to expand voter access this week and push back on Republican-crafted laws that have been slammed by Democrats, heeding calls to elevate the issue before the 2022 midterm elections.
But while Republican lawmakers and state officials continue pushing new bills they say will shore up election security amid their claims, amplified by former President Donald Trump, of faulty vote-counting during the 2020 cycle, Biden’s strategy has two objectives: making it easier for Democratic-leaning people to vote and to motivate members of his own party to turn out next year.
Republicans are criticized by Democrats for stoking culture wars. Yet, Democrats are hoping to produce a similar phenomenon with voter access by spinning GOP opposition to federalized elections and their push to secure them after the pandemic prompted many states to relax their rules. That is because critics