A top GOP lawyer wants to crack down on the college vote. States already are.
Cleta Mitchell, a top GOP election lawyer who worked with then-President Donald Trump to try to overturn the 2020 election, caused a stir when she told Republican donors that the party should be making it more challenging for college students to vote in key states. With Republicans now holding veto-proof majorities in both of North Carolina’s chambers, Mitchell believes the party has an opportunity to crack down on students voting in the state. In addition to North Carolina, Mitchell also discussed Wisconsin, Michigan, and New Hampshire as other states with voting laws that, Mitchell believes, could be manipulated to water down left leaning youth turnout.