Transcript for By the Numbers: Restrictive voting laws
More states impose new voting restrictions following the divisive two point one election and former president trumps false claims of widespread fraud she. She here's a look at the new voting laws by the numbers. Twelve states have recently enacted new voting restrictions Georgia and Florida for example now more rigid voter ID requirements make absentee voting Carter. And limiting use of ballot drop boxes among other restrictions. In just five months 26 new voting restrictions were enacted nationwide it's nearly double the number and all of 2019 and twenty Tony combined. And more could be coming at least 404 voting restriction bills have been introduced in forty state legislatures. According to the Brennan Center and our partners at 538. 63 of them a party passed at least one step of the legislative process while others have already failed or haven't progressed beyond the committee stage. And finally nearly 90% of the voting restriction bills were sponsored primarily for entirely by Republicans. According to 530 this analysis.
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