The 2020 election season wasn’t good for Democrats, however it was profitable. And that success has pushed Republican lawmakers loopy. There’s now laws in lots of states that makes it tougher to vote.

Promoting the concept of limiting voting rights isn’t simple. So GOP senators have determined one of the best ways ahead is to blatantly lie. Ted Cruz tried to do that throughout a listening to this week. CNN‘s Daniel Dale, although, was fast to level out simply how incorrect the Texas senator was.

Cruz said on the senate ground earliest this week, “This invoice proper now mechanically registers to vote anybody who interacts with the federal government. So when you get a welfare examine, when you get an unemployment examine, when you get a driver’s license, you attend a public school or college, you’re mechanically registered to vote. Tens of millions of unlawful immigrants fall into these classes. It explicitly units up a course of to register these thousands and thousands of unlawful immigrants.”

After taking part in a clip of the feedback, Dale remarked, “None of what you simply heard is right. [The bill] explicitly says again and again that solely Americans can be eligible to get registered, identical to underneath present regulation.”

The very fact checker closed his feedback, “Right here’s the way it does work. When a U.S. citizen has dealings with a authorities company, from the DMV to a Medicaid workplace, they’d mechanically have their data despatched to elections officers to get signed as much as vote, except they determined to decide out. The declaration system works. Non-citizens face jail time and deportation in the event that they lie about it, and fraud is extraordinarily uncommon.”