United States President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Sunday to make it easier for Americans to vote in memory of 56 people.E Bloody Sunday is the anniversary of a march to protect the right to vote for a minority of police brutally suppressed in Selma, Alabama.
Also read: Biden and chocolate overflow
The move comes in response to the November 3 presidential defeat of Donald Trump, as several local parliaments are trying to limit the Republican majority vote. Without proof, the billionaire guarantees that the ballot has been fraudulent.
The House of Representatives, with a majority of Democrats, on Wednesday passed a bill to address obstacles to voting in the country. The text should now go to the Senate (50 Democrats against 50 Republicans), where its future is uncertain.
The Presidential Decree calls for the improvement or modernization of federal websites that provide information about elections and voting.
“Today, Bloody Sunday anniversary, I am signing an executive order to facilitate voter registration and improve voter access,” Mr Biden must say in pre-recorded remarks aired by the White House. , Due to wind on Sunday.
“Any voter must be able to vote and his vote must be taken into account,” he declared. “If you have the best ideas, you have nothing to hide. Let people vote. ”
On March 7, 1965, hundreds of peaceful protesters in Selma were violently repressed by police. A few months later, in August, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act, which eliminated the need for voter registration and taxes.
“What is left of the Selma March is that while nothing can stop free people from exercising their most sacred power as citizens, some are doing their part to keep that power away from them,” Mr Biden said.
“Elected officials in 43 states have already introduced more than 250 bills, making it harder for Americans to vote,” the president said. “We can’t make them successful.”