The Biden administration is undoubtedly edgy in the face of steeply declining approval ratings, which has drawn increased focus to the likelihood of Republicans retaining control of the House in the 2022 midterm elections.
Consequently, the Biden administration might be contemplating invalidating the results of the midterm election, considering Biden’s concerning remarks regarding the apparent “legitimacy” of the looming midterm elections. Even worse, Biden implied that the midterm election could be considered illegitimate if his sweeping federal reforms are not passed.
“I’m not saying [the midterm elections are] going to be legit,” Biden warned, adding that “the increase in the prospect of being illegitimate is in direct proportion to us not being able to get these reforms passed,” per The Hill and multiple other media outlets.
Biden also indicated that he does not intend to give up on passing any of the major voting changes aimed at fighting back against voting legislation passed by Republicans at the state level. Along with other Democrats, Biden has declared that Republican governors are apparently making it more difficult for minorities to vote.
Despite his insistence that Republicans are obfuscating minorities’ voting rights, Biden claims that minority voters will have their voices heard in any case, even if conservative lawmakers add alleged hurdles to the process.
The president’s remarks challenging the legitimacy of the midterm elections have drawn comparison’s to former President Donald Trump’s allegations that his own electoral loss was mired by omnipresent fraud.
Consequently, the Democrats’ commentary has been sharply rebuked by Republicans, who have remarked that states have revised their voting requirements in order to strengthen the voting process, as well as the accuracy of the voting process, such as requiring photo identification in order to vote.