Woodbury County Democrats Call Potential Legislative Changes "Voter Suppression"

Feb 22, 2021

Credit Woodbury County Democratic Party

On Monday night the Woodbury County Democratic Party is holding an event to address what they call voter suppression by Republicans in the Iowa Legislature.

“These are potential laws based on Donald Trump’s lie about the last election in 2020,” said Jeremy Dumkrieger, Democratic Party Chair for Woodbury County.

Republicans in the Iowa House and Senate are fast-tracking a bill to shorten the early voting period in Iowa from 29 to 18 days. Plus, county election officials would be banned from sending absentee ballot applications to voters.

A public hearing on the legislation is planned for tonight in Des Moines, and the House could vote on the proposal as soon as Wednesday.

“It just confuses a lot of people different changes that are just constant. We should be pushing to make it earlier to vote. Every goal of a party should be to make it easier to vote and that isn’t happening.”

The Democratic party is holding a webinar about the issue tonight on Zoom and live on Facebook at seven. Scheduled to attend virtually are state lawmakers Senator Jackie Smith and Representative Senator Chris Hall and Steve Hansen, plus Woodbury County Auditor and Election Commission Pat Gill who was sued the Trump campaign for sending absentee ballot request forms with pre-filled information to all active voters in the county.

To register for the webinar click here.