House Democrats Threaten to Block Measure Requiring Proof of Citizenship to Vote in Federal Elections – EVOL

House Democrats are being encouraged by party leaders to vote against a Republican-backed proposal set to hit the House floor this week. The measure would mandate proof of U.S. citizenship for voting in federal elections.

In a letter addressed to House Democrats, House Minority Whip Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) argues that the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act is “irresponsibly” calling into question the validity of U.S. elections after the 2020 contest.

“There has been zero evidence” of the fraud that the bill is trying to target, her office said, adding that it is “already illegal under current law for noncitizens to register to vote or to vote in federal elections.”

Ms. Clark’s letter also stated that the SAVE Act would impose stringent restrictions on voters, specifying that if passed, the “only acceptable standalone form of identification for use in voter registration would be a passport (or passport card).”

“A REAL ID drivers’ license, a Tribal ID, or a military ID would be unacceptable unless coupled with additional documentation, such as a birth certificate or an extract from a birth record that proves the applicant was born in the United States,” the Democrat whip said.

“This would be an extreme burden

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