Rep. Dunn: 'Absolutely' Show ID to Vote

By Ashlianna Kreiner | June 30, 2021 | 2:33pm EDT
Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.)  (Getty Images)
Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.) (Getty Images)

(CNS News) -- When asked whether Americans should have to show an ID in order to vote, Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.) said, "Yeah ... absolutely."

At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, CNS News asked Dunn, "Should a person show an ID when they go to purchase alcohol?"

"I think so, if they’re not obviously 21," said Dunn.

CNS News then asked, "And how about to vote?"

Dunn replied, "Yeah, why not? Absolutely."

Through their sweeping electoral change legislation, the For the People Act, which was filibustered in the Senate last week, Democrats sought to expand federal power over elections and undercut state voter ID laws. Although the legislation is going nowhere now, Democrats are pushing alternative bills. 

On June 25, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said, “[I]n the first five months of this year alone, nearly 400 voter restriction bills have been introduced across 48 states [by Republicans].  This voter suppression campaign, deepened by vicious gerrymandering and a torrent of secret special interest money, cannot go unanswered.” 

(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

“Congress will continue the fight to pass H.R. 1, which would secure the ballot for voters now,” said Pelosi.  “As we do, we must also secure the ballot for the future, and so we will continue to advance H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.”

The Republican National Committee has denounced the Democrats’ efforts, saying, “Democrats are currently attempting a partisan power grab with their radical H.R. 1/S. 1 ‘For The Politicians Act.’” This bill, filibustered for the time-being, “is a federal takeover of state elections that would eviscerate commonsense state voter ID laws currently in place in many states, force states to allow ballot harvesting, and make taxpayers fund the campaigns of career politicians.”  

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