Sen. Roy Blunt praises failure of new Voting Rights Act, says 2020 election was not ‘rigged’

In the company of a local Missouri election official, US Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) celebrated the Democrats’ most recent failure to pass sweeping election reforms through Congress. Blunt insisted that the new legislation was far less reasonable than the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and that it would amount to “a federal take over of elections…” The Senator stopped short, however, of agreeing with some prominent fellow Missouri Republicans that the 2020 election was illegitimate: “I didn’t think the election was rigged. And I still don’t think it’s rigged. But lots of people have that view. It’s a view I’ve never agreed with.” 

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