Clyburn suggests election results may not “be legitimate” without voting rights bills passed

Appearing on CNN, Kasie Hunt asked Democrat Whip Clyburn “Are you concerned that without these voting rights bills the election results won’t be legitimate?”

“I’m absolutely concerned about that,” Clyburn responded, echoing Biden.

“How could it be a legitimate election if you’ve got those kinds of things hanging over you?” has asked. “and so that’s what we’re trying to do here — put some federal oversight so when people make these kinds of felonious accusations at the voting booth, you can do something about it or at least prevent it.”


Wednesday, President Biden says that future elections “easily could be illegitimate.”
“I’m not saying it’s going to be legit. The increase in the prospect of it being illegitimate is in direct proportion to us not being able to get these reforms passed,” Biden said.
“You’re not going to see me, and I don’t think you’re going to see the Democratic Party, give up on coming back, assuming that the attempt fails today,” he added.