Legendary Hollywood action star and former bodybuilder, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has a good idea for polling places where have been closed in 2013.
States across the south of the United States have closed nearly 1.2k polling places after the Supreme Court weakened a landmark voting discrimination law in 2013, according to a report released by a civil-rights group.
Schwarzenegger has stopped on his Twitter page and questioned why polling places had been closed. He asked if this was a budget cost, although he thought Republican states wanted to make it harder for people to vote. He tweeted:
“I’ve been thinking about this a lot. I’m a fanatic about voting. Most people call closing polls voter suppression. Some say it is ‘budgetary.’ What if I made it easy & solved the budgetary issue? How much would it cost to reopen polling places?”
In another tweet, he said that this was a serious question, and if the reason for the closure of the polling stations were related to the budget, he would pay it, or he could somehow handle it. He said:
“This is a serious question. Is closing polling stations about making it harder for minorities to vote, or is it because of budgets? If you say it’s because of your budget, let’s talk.”
Check out the Twitter post below.
This is a serious question. Is closing polling stations about making it harder for minorities to vote, or is it because of budgets? If you say it’s because of your budget, let’s talk.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) September 2, 2020