Sen. Crapo: 'Definitely Yes' on Requiring Voter ID

Elisabeth Nieshalla | June 25, 2021 | 12:02pm EDT
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Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)   (Getty images)
Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) (Getty images)

(CNS News) -- When asked whether people should be required to produce an ID in order to vote, just as they must produce an ID to buy alcohol, Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) said, "definitely yes."

At the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, CNS News asked the senator, “Since people are required to show an ID in order to buy alcohol, should they also be required to show an ID in order to vote?”

Senator Crapo answered, “I believe so, definitely yes and, frankly, I will add that that is a state issue, not a federal issue because the states are in control of elections under our constitutional system."

"But I think every state should have the right to require the identification they deem necessary for voting," he said. 

Senate bill S.1, the For the People Act, would have allowed the federal government to override all state voter ID laws. The measure was successfully filibustered by the Republicans on Tuesday, preventing the bill from moving forward in the Senate. 

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