Where are the Repubs on all of this?
The article says the federal government is taking over the elections. To answer your questions, the republicans are part of the federal government.
“Where are the Repubs on all of this?”
If you mean ordinary Republican voters, it was obvious everyone of them at the time that the intent of disallowing voter ID requirement was to allow rampant voter fraud. I can’t understand why there wasn’t an uproar over this.