REPUBLICANS PROPOSE IMMIGRATION BILL AMENDMENT TO REQUIRE DISENFRANCHISING PHOTO ID RESTRICTIONS AT POLLING PLACE!
Sen. McConnell’s Provision Would Amend Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to Include Attempt to Keep Legally Registered Voters from Voting!
GOP Prepared to Stop at Nothing to Undermine Most Basic American Values…Such as Democracy…
Un-believable. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has introduced an amendment to the proposed new Immigration Law that would require disenfranchising Photo ID restrictions on voters at the polling place, according to a press release just out from National League of Women Voters.
The provision tagged onto the immigration bill would amend the horrible Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 that McConnell co-sponsored and pushed through to passage along with his Republican counterpart and lead author in the House, the now-jailed Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) and Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-IL).
The key provision in the amendment is as follows:
SEC. 304. IDENTIFICATION OF VOTERS AT THE POLLS.
(a) In General.–Notwithstanding the requirements of section 303(b), each State shall require individuals casting ballots in an election for Federal office in person to present a current valid photo identification issued by a governmental entity before voting.
(b) Effective Date.–Each State shall be required to comply with the requirements of subsection (a) on and after January 1, 2008.