Donald Trump is once again attacking our voting rights, and this time, he's using Secret Service to do it.
The Republican House snuck in a provision to the Homeland Security reauthorization bill that would allow Trump to deploy armed Secret Service agents to polling places and intimidate voters. The authoritarian ploy is a thinly veiled attempt suppress the vote under the guise of stopping in-person voter fraud — which has proven non-existent.
Such tactics are used in authoritarian regimes and were common in Jim Crow America where law enforcement was used to harass and assault thousands of would-be Black voters. We cannot allow this to become the norm again.
The Trump regime has shown a firm commitment to upholding the legacy of white supremacy that put him in office. Now Republicans want to use the the threat of violence to cement their power.
Join 19 Secretaries of State and tell Trump and his Republican enablers that armed federal agents have no place at our voting booths.