Mike Pence equates voting rights protections with Capitol attack squib

Ex-vice-president says Democratic push to expand voter access and 6 January effort to overturn the election are both ‘power grabs’

Mike Pence has equated Democratic efforts to pass voting rights protections with the 6 January attack on the US Capitol, writing in a staggeringly misleading and inaccurate op-ed that both were “power grabs” which posed a threat to the US constitution.

As vice-president to Donald Trump, Pence refused to overturn the 2020 election, rebuffing pressure to reject valid slates of electors at the Capitol on 6 January 2021.

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