“There’s a lot of cheating that Republicans are trying to do here and they’re trying to get the courts to facilitate that cheating,” Holder, a Democrat who served in the Obama administration, told CNN’s Don Lemon Thursday night.
Pressed by Lemon as to what he meant by “cheating,” Holder replied that Republicans are “trying to change the rules at the end of the day. They tried to suppress the vote all through the process.”
“There’s a whole range of things that they have done to make it difficult for people who they perceive to be Democrats to cast votes. It is seeing that the Republican Party wants to limit the number of people who want to vote. Democrats are trying to get as many people to vote and have as many votes counted as is possible,” Holder argued.
Holder said he’s worried about future challenges coming before the Supreme Court, which, now with the addition of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, has a 6-3 conservative majority.
“I think we want to make sure that we get our ballots in and our votes in so we don’t leave it to the court to make any decisions here,” he said.
“That is cheating. I defy Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, to explain a good logical reason why you would have one drop box in Harris County — 4 million people, bigger than I think the state of Rhode Island — why you would limit it to one drop box. You only try to gain partisan advantage. All the other reasons that they put forward are simply nonsense,” Holder told CNN.
“They’re trying to steal this election,” he added.
CNN has reached out to Abbott’s office in response to Holder’s comments.
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