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GOP officials criticize Democrats’ election reform bills

Arkansas Republican officials criticized congressional Democrats’ sweeping election law proposals on Tuesday (March 30) saying they would federalize election laws, while the state Democratic Party chairman said those laws should be federalized and standardized.

The state’s primary election official, GOP Secretary of State John Thurston, was joined by U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman, U.S. Rep. French Hill, and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge – all Republicans – for the press conference. They criticized the “For the People Act,” otherwise known as HR 1, an election reform bill passed by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, and SR 1, the Senate version that has yet to be passed.

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