Don Bacon votes against protecting Nebraskans from harmful voter suppression laws

Today, Congressman Don Bacon joined his Washington party bosses and voted to block legislation to protect Nebraskans from harmful attacks on their right to vote.

The Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act is more important than ever. As Republican state lawmakers introduce hundreds of bills to suppress voters and pass dozens of laws that limit voters’ access to the ballot box, this bill would expand Nebraskans’ opportunities to vote and combat the GOP’s voter suppression crusade.

While Bacon voted with every other extremist Republican (including Reps. Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith) against putting a stop to the onslaught of Jim Crow-style voter suppression laws hurting voters, House Democrats fought to protect the American people’s most sacred right.

Said DCCC spokesperson Johanna Warshaw:

“It’s clear Don Bacon thinks his party’s best way back to a majority is by suppressing the power of voters. If Bacon is too afraid of his own voters, he has no business representing them in Congress.”

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