So, will the Biden Administration regard the results of the midterm elections as legitimate after a year spent attacking former President Donald Trump for questioning the 2020 outcome? Maybe not. President Joe Biden on Wednesday declared the legitimacy of the midterms could depend on whether Democrats pass voting reform legislation. "I'm not saying it's going to be legit. The increase in the prospect of being illegitimate is in direct proportion to us not being able to get these reforms passed," Biden announced in a White House news conference marking the first anniversary of his ascension to the high office, according to reporting by The Hill and different sources. [tweet_embed] January 20, 2022[/tweet_embed] He stated he hadn't given up on passing voting reforms he announced were aimed at counteracting voting laws being implemented by Republicans at the state level. He and other Democrats have declared that state leaders are making it harder to vote, particularly for minorities, on the heels of Trump's assertions that the 2020 election he lost to Biden was marred by fraud. The Democrats' assertion has been widely denounced by Republicans, who insist that states are only tightening requirements to improve the voting process and its accuracy so there are fewer problems going forward. "You're not going to see me, and I don't think you're going to see the Democratic Party, give up on coming back, assuming that the attempt fails today," Biden stated, referring to a party push for voting reforms despite opposition even within Democratic ranks. [tweet_embed] January 20, 2022[/tweet_embed] Centrist Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema oppose attempts to neutralize the filibuster, a move that many in their party hope will make it harder for Republicans to hinder the voting legislation. Senate Democrats planned their push on the floor Wednesday night. In his press conference, Biden announced it "depends" when asked if the midterm vote would be regarded as legitimate in the absence of the voting legislation's passage. "Well, it all depends on whether or not we're able to make the case to the American people that some of this is being set up to try to alter the outcome of the election," he announced. Biden declared that minorities will come out to vote and be heard in any case, regardless of whether some lawmakers add hurdles. [tweet_embed] January 20, 2022[/tweet_embed] “No matter how hard they make it for minorities to vote, I think you’re going to see them willing to stand in line and defy the attempt to keep them from being able to vote,” Biden told reporters.