CLAIM: Left-wing Hollywood star Cher claimed in a tweet Friday that Republicans only allow white people to vote, adding that the GOP doesn’t understand why “black, brown, and native Americans” are allowed to vote in elections.
VERDICT: FALSE. The modern Republican party has never put forth legislation that limits voting rights to only white people.
It remains unclear how Cher arrived at her conclusion, but it appears she was referring to GOP-led voter integrity laws in states including Georgia, Arizona, and Idaho. On Friday, Florida’s legislature passed a comprehensive election integrity bill that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has stated he will sign into law.
The new laws are intended to combat voter fraud by implementing more comprehensive voter identification requirements as well as other measures. But Democrat leaders and celebrities have argued repeatedly that the laws are racist and a form of “voter suppression,” claiming without evidence that black