Speaking at Keene State College on Tuesday, the former Texas congressman also called for expanding same-day voter registration across the nation, as well as federal oversight of the voting system.

He says, “We have kept too many people out for too long.”

Republicans have pursued voter ID laws aimed at preventing in-person voter fraud, including by people in the country illegally. Many experts say such voter fraud is extremely rare, and critics contend the efforts are meant to suppress turnout from groups who tend to back Democrats, including racial minorities and college students.