Hans von Spakovsky: Voter suppression? Dems flat-out wrong. Census data gives real story about US elections

The Census Bureau’s recent release of its 2020 election survey of voters clearly demonstrates that those who have been claiming, without justification or evidence, that we have been experiencing a wave of so-calledvoter suppressionhave a lot of explaining to do.

Among those making such claims: Vicepresidente Kamala Harris, Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta, NOSOTROS. Justice Department nominee Kristen Clark, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Stacey Abrams, and a host of leaders of leftwing organizations like the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and the NAACP, entre otros.

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En lugar de, the Census Bureau reports that the turnout in last year’s election was 66.8% – just short of the record turnout of 67.7% of voting-age citizens for the 1992 elección. It beat the turnout in President Obama’s first election, which was reported as 63.6% by the bureau.

Kamala Harris made that false claim aboutvoter suppressionin September last year when she was running for office. Yet the Census survey shows that there was higher turnout among all races in 2020 when compared to the 2016 elección. Black Americans turned out at 63%, en comparación con 60% en 2016.

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Vanita Gupta has repeatedly made the same dishonest claim aboutvoter suppression” y un “asalto” on voting rights. Pero 59% of Asian Americans voted in 2020, a 10-percentage point increase from 2016 cuando 49% turned out to vote. Solamente 47% of Asian Americans voted in 2008 y 2012 when Obama ran for office and was reelected, including during a period when Gupta was in charge of the Civil Rights Division at Justice and was supposed to be protecting voting rights.

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Kristen Clarke, the radical who has been nominated by Biden to head the Civil Rights Division, has also made the same deceptive claim aboutvoter suppression,” including states that, she claims, son “making it harder to register to vote.

En realidad? Because the Census Bureau reports that voter registration in 2020 reached 72.7%, which is higher than the 70.3% who registered in 2016 after eight years of the Obama-Biden administration. Not only that, but voter registration in 2020 was higher than in the 2000, 2004, 2008 y 2012 elecciones.

Eric Holder propagandized aboutvoter suppression” en 2020, claiming efforts to improve election integrity areanti-democratic, anti-American.Hispanics obviously disagreed with him since they turned out at 54% en 2020, compared to only 50% of Hispanics who voted in 2008 when his boss was elected.

And Hispanic turnout actually dropped during Holder’s tenure as attorney general from 2009 a través de 2015, falling to 48% en el 2012 y 2016 elecciones.

Americans are easily registering – when they want to – and they are turning out to vote when they are interested in the candidates who are running for election.

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