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19 September 2012

Congressional Dems Introduce Bill to Overrule the Georgia General Assembly

In what can only be described as a blatant attempt to overturn the will of Georgia's popularly-elected state legislature, fourteen congressional Democrats introduced a bill that would effectively nullify this state's voter ID law.

House Resolution 6419 reads, "if a State has in effect a requirement that an individual present identification as a condition of receiving and casting a ballot in an election for Federal office, the individual may meet the requirement by presenting the appropriate State or local election official with an affidavit, signed by the individual under penalty of perjury, attesting to the individual's identification and attesting that the individual is registered to vote in the election."

H.R. 6419 is directly squarely at the state of Georgia, which has had a voter ID law on the books since 2005.

Georgia's voter ID law passed Department of Justice scrutiny. Georgia's voter ID survived legal challenges in both federal and state courts.

U.S. District Court Judge Harold Murphy ruled Georgia's voter ID law constitutional in 2007. The Georgia Supreme Court, in 2011, also declared the state's voter ID law constitutional.

Notwithstanding the claims by some that voter ID suppresses minority voters, studies show that since voter ID was enacted in Georgia, minority voter turnout has gone up!

Yet, despite all of this, congressional Democrats are attempting to overrule a constitutional act of the Georgia General Assembly.

H.R. 6419 is reason number 1 why Democrats must not reclaim a majority in Congress.

Democrats have no respect whatsoever for the states or the popularly-elected officials who govern the states. If the Democrats see a state law they don't like, they will introduce and pass federal legislation that trumps state law.

All decisions will be made in Washington, and there won't be a need for a state legislature or even a city council.

H.R. 6419 is a bad bill, and the fourteen Democrats who sponsored this bill should be ashamed of themselves for disrespecting both their state and the state of Georgia.