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Press Releases - House Holds Vote To Safeguard Federal Elections Against Fraud & Non-Citizen Voters

Location: Washington, DC


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Marsha Blackburn (TN-7th District) will vote today in support of H.R. 4844, the Federal Election Integrity Act. The legislation would require that all voters in the 2008 federal elections present a photo ID in order to cast a ballot. By 2010, voters will be required to provide a photo ID that could not have been obtained without proof of citizenship in order to cast a ballot.

"Tennesseans have seen firsthand what happens when you don't ask for a photo ID at the voting booth," said Blackburn. "One of our own State Senate elections has been upended by evidence that deceased individuals voted. This bill will help prevent that sort of fraud in our Federal elections.

"House Republicans are committed to preventing those who have entered this country illegally from voting.

"Americans are asked to provide a photo ID when they purchase alcohol or tobacco products and it's not unreasonable to ask for a photo ID at the voting booth. We're working to protect our system from abuse and preserve the worth of every voter's ballot. Fraud and illegal voting waters down the impact of legal voting and that's an assault on our country."


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