Governors’ races in ‘blue wall’ states carry high stakes for voting rights
Democratic party operatives and voting rights advocates are sounding the alarm about the potentially dire implications that three 2022 gubernatorial races hold for the 2024 elections writ large. In 2020, the swing states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania formed a so-called “blue wall” to help Joe Biden to victory over Donald Trump. All three of these states are currently led by Democratic governors, but their legislatures are dominated by the Republican party. Some voting rights advocates believe that the Democratic governors’ continued ability to veto restrictive GOP-authored election legislation could be essential to the maintenance of free and fair elections in 2024.
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