Posted on September 19, 2006Statement of Wade Henderson, Executive Director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights:“Congress and President Bush earlier this year reaffirmed the nation’s commitment to providing access to the ballot box for all Americans. What the House did today with its Voter ID proposal flies in the face of that recommitment.
The American electoral system is far from perfect but voter impersonation isn’t the problem that proponents of this bill would have the public believe. If passed, this bill won’t combat voter fraud. Instead it will stifle the franchise, eliminating the votes of millions of American citizens. We’re confident that the Senate’s measured consideration of this bill will put an end to attempts like this to disenfranchise American voters.”
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