ATLANTA – House Republicans have introduced a bill that aims to ensure the integrity of elections across the country while also issuing a strong warning to Americans to beware of possible Democrat fraud surrounding the law.
Five Republican members of the Committee on House Administration (CHA) held a press conference at the famous Marietta Diner near Atlanta on Monday to officially launch the American Confidence in Elections (ACE) Act, something said them to give the states the tools they need. not only to protect the integrity of their elections, but also to restore voters’ confidence in the electoral process.
The bill includes a photo ID requirement to cast a federal election ballot, prohibit non-citizens from voting, require annual maintenance of voter rolls, and prevent the mailing of unsolicited ballots to roll not maintained.
According to the chairman of the Committee Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Wis., said the ACE act would make it “easy to vote and hard to cheat,” and would give states access to federal resources to make sure they can do things “simple.” such as deletion. voters from the voters’ papers at their death.
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“It should be simple,” he said, later referring to the bill as “common legislation” and “a reasonable approach that the American people can get.”
Steil was joined at the Marietta Diner by fellow committee Reps. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., Stephanie Bice, R-Okla., Laurel Lee. R-Fla., and Mike Carey, R-Ohio, who each echoed Steil on the importance of the bill, and were proud of what their own states have done to prevent voter fraud.
Loudermilk, who represents the district that includes Marietta, told the audience that the bill creates incentives for other states to pass bills similar to the ballot law passed in Georgia in 2021, SB 202, which triggered a wave of criticism from Democrats, who called it. “racist,” “voter-suppression,” “Jim Crow 2.0,” and “a redux of Jim Crow in a suit and tie.”
The committee stressed the importance for the roll-out of the new bill in Georgia because of the extensive damage the state has endured following the backlash over its bill. The damage included MLB moving the All-Star game out of Atlanta, resulting in what some estimates say is more than a $100 million hit to the local economy.
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When Fox News Digital asked if the committee expected any pushback from Democrats despite the “voter suppression” narrative surrounding the Georgia bill that was debunked after the state saw record turnout in the 2022 midterms election, Steil did not parse the words.
“Rest assured, the left is attacking this legislation. This is one of the reasons I think it’s important that we’re here in Georgia, because we’ve seen the left’s misguided attacks on voter integrity legislation in the past, he said.
“I have no doubt that the left is trying to attack, to mislead, to disguise the work that we do. , but here in Atlanta, Georgia, and around the country so that people have the opportunity to read, to review the law,” he added.
Loudermilk emphasized a hypothetical scenario previously cited by Steil that under current laws in Washington, DC, any person who spends 30 days in the US, including a Russian national who working at the Russian embassy, be eligible to vote in the city’s mayoral elections, or even. run for mayor themselves.
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Although passed by a narrow Republican majority in the House of Representatives, the bill is unlikely to advance in the Democratic-controlled Senate or be signed into law by President Biden.
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The bill follows the Democrats’ own election law, HR 1, or the For the People Act, which passed the Democratic-controlled House in March 2021, but failed to make any progress in the Senate due to lack of with unanimous Democratic support.