Helping People Vote Isn’t a “Power Grab.” It’s Democracy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently described new legislation designed to increase voter turnout as a “power grab.” The legislation, known as H.R. 1, proposes nationwide same-day voter registration, early voting periods for federal elections, automated voter registration, and instituting a federal holiday on Election Day. What should we expect from these reforms? Evidence about the efficacy of these initiatives is still emerging, but it is encouraging. ….[READ]