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Tillis lying about For the People Act

Posted on March 31, 2021

Updated on April 1, 2021

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The Butner-Creedmoor News welcomes letters to the editor of 350 words or fewer. Letters should be signed with the writer's name and hometown. Include a phone number for verification purposes. Phone numbers are not published. Email your letter to the editor to editor@butnercreedmoornews.com.

I am a retired business owner from the hotel/conventions hospitality industry. At one point I was a Republican, but woke up some time ago to be an unaffiliated voter. I have always voted, as did my parents, and I am white. I now understand how voting rights and misinformation have been fostered onto us as citizens. Now my Sen. Thom Tillis is saying the same lie to me.

On Feb. 8, I received a note back from my Sen. Tillis saying “I have significant concerns with H.R. 1. Under Article I, Section 4 of the Constitution, the states — acting through their elected officials — are responsible for establishing election laws to protect the integrity of the democratic process and maintain public confidence in elections. It is not the role of the federal government to mandate a one-size-fits-all approach.”

That is not right. What is inside H.R.1 (the For the People Act, which has passed the U.S. House, and would expand voting rights) states what every USA citizen needs and wants. Fair elections for all parties with everyone getting a fair shake. It is a central order for all of us, like having clean, clear drinking water every day in everyone’s home.

There is no need to not have everything clear and clean and that is what should happen for all of us, everyone every day.

David O’Connor
RALEIGH

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