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Simpson Slams Democrats’ So-Called Voting Rights Bill

Simpson Slams Democrats’ So-Called Voting Rights Bill

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement on H.R. 5746, that passed the House of Representatives on a party line vote of 220-203.

“Democrats say they want to expand voting rights, but what they are really trying to accomplish is to eliminate state and local control and hand authority over to the federal government in order to preserve their majority,” said Simpson. “Because of recently enacted state election laws, during the last election our nation saw exceeding high minority voter registration and turn-out. I, of course, believe the right to vote is fundamental to our democracy, but this is just another scare tactic they are pushing to justify an unconstitutional federal power grab and I will not support it.”

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