Cummings: ‘There Are Efforts to Stop People from Voting, That’s Not Right … This Is Not Russia’

‘And I will fight until the death to make sure every citizen … has their right to vote, because it is the essence of our democracy’

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CUMMINGS: “Talk about unalienable rights. Voting is crucial. And I don’t give a damn how you look at it. There are efforts to stop people from voting. That’s not right! This is not Russia! This is the United States of America. And I will fight until the death to make sure every citizen, whether they are Green Party, whether they are Freedom Party, whether they are Democrat, whether they are Republican, whoever has that right to vote, because it is the essence of our democracy. And we could play around and act like — and guess what? I want to be clear that when they look back on this moment 200 years from now, that there are those who — of us who stood up and they’ll be able to say they stood up and said, 'We will defend,' they defended the right to vote. Because you know what the problem is? For so many people the rights are pulled away from them and then they have to put them in laws to get them back. What does that mean? They cannot progress rapidly. They cannot progress with the rest of society. And all they are trying to do is trying to control their own destiny."

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