Requiring Voter ID Is a No-Brainer
But 18 States Do Not Require It!

I'm 74 and Got ID'd to Buy Wine; Why
Do 18 States Allow Federal Voting With NO ID?

Poll Watchers present another compelling case for citizens to take immediate action and demand that Members of the House vote to protect the integrity of our federal elections!

Opponents of anti-vote fraud legislation continue to claim that America’s elections are under attack by hostile foreign actors, such as “Russian hackers.” Poll Watchers maintains that vote fraud at the polls continues to be the number one threat to the integrity of America’s election system and the future of our nation, despite all protests to the contrary. To that end, Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN) has introduced HR 2090, dubbed the “Election Integrity Act.”

According to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll published in 2017, 73% of Democrats believe that Russia hacked the 2016 election and that Russia plans to do the same thing in 2018.  This poll was conducted on the heels of mainstream media reports claiming that Russian operatives had penetrated the voter databases of seven US states prior to the 2016 election.

The Department of Homeland Security later called these reports “factually inaccurate and misleading,” and stated that there was no intelligence that indicated that Russian hacking attempts or breaches had taken place. Stories like the false “Russian hacking” narrative are undermining valid efforts to shore up real problems with American elections, such as the pervasive amount of vote fraud being committed by foreign nationals.

Rep. Messer’s Election Integrity Act would shore up a major gap in the system by requiring a valid photo ID to vote in federal elections. HR 2090 would amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002, which was originally signed into law by President George W. Bush. Messer’s bill prohibits state or local election officials from providing a ballot to a potential voter unless they possess a valid photo ID.

There are currently 18 states in America where people can vote without presenting ID which proves they are American citizens.

Messer’s bill allows several concessions for American citizens who, for whatever reason, do not possess a valid photo ID (or if they simply left their wallet at home on Election Day).

An individual can still cast a provisional ballot; they then have 10 days to present a valid ID, or proof that they have a religious exemption from being photographed, otherwise the ballot is tossed. Messer states, “This legislation is a common-sense fix to provide consistency in voter ID laws, uphold the integrity of our federal elections and improve voter confidence in the process.”

Many opponents of vote fraud measures such as HR 2090 claim that minorities are simply too poor to purchase a valid photo ID. Messer’s bill accommodates those individuals as well. If a person cannot afford a photo ID, HR 2090 requires the state to provide a taxpayer-funded ID at no charge to the voter.

Please send as many Action Letters to Congress as you can and DEMAND that Voter ID be required in EVERY state of this great country!

INCREASE YOUR IMPACT:  After sending your Action Letters, please also contact your Congressman directly.  This campaign is expecially important as voting dates for the 2018 elections are upon us.  I have included my cellphone number so we can plan the best approach for you.  Please do your best to participate.

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https://www.usnews.com/opinion/world-report/articles/2017-11-15/all-americans-should-care-russia-hacked-our-election-no-matter-politics
http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/375912-intel-officials-russia-breached-voter-sites-or-registration-systems-in
https://messer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=50

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Gregg Harper
2227 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Chairman Harper:

Representative Luke Messer (R-IN) has introduced HR 2090, dubbed the Election Integrity Act which will shore up a major gap in the voting system by requiring a valid photo ID to vote in federal elections by amending the Help America Vote Act of 2002.

Messer's bill prohibits state or local election officials from providing a federal ballot to a potential voter unless they possess a valid photo ID. There are currently 18 states in America where people can vote without presenting ID which proves they are American citizens.  We're not asking for a whole lot here because in recent years, state legislatures across the country have implemented voter identification laws. Here are highlights from around the country:

  • As of April 2, 2018, 34 states enforced (or were scheduled to begin enforcing) voter identification requirements. A total of 18 states required voters to present photo identification, while 16 accepted other forms of identification.
  • Commonly accepted forms of ID include driver's licenses, state-issued identification cards, and military identification cards.
  • According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, voter ID requirements come in two general forms: strict and non-strict. Under strict requirements, a voter who does not possess the required form of identification may be required to cast a provisional ballot.
  • Under non-strict requirements, a voter who does not have the necessary identification may still vote without casting a provisional ballot.

So, already 2/3s of the states are already doing this.  Congressman Messer's will simply make the procedure uniform around the United States and therefore fair and just.

As HR 2090 is currently before the House Committee on House Administration awaiting a hearing we urge the Committee to schedule one as quickly as possible.

Messer's bill allows several concessions for American citizens who, for whatever reason, do not possess a valid photo ID (or if they simply left their wallet at home on Election Day). An individual can still cast a provisional ballot; they then have 10 days to present a valid ID, or proof that they have a religious exemption from being photographed, otherwise the ballot is tossed.

Congressman Messer explains, "This legislation is a common-sense fix to provide consistency in voter ID laws, uphold the integrity of our federal elections and improve voter confidence in the process."  This is a fair and generous bill which at the same time protects the sanctity of our federal voting system.

Vote "AYE" on giving HR 2090 - The Election Integrity Act - a hearing!

Requiring Voter ID Is a No-Brainer
But 18 States Do Not Require It!

I'm 74 and Got ID'd to Buy Wine; Why
Do 18 States Allow Federal Voting With NO ID?

Poll Watchers present another compelling case for citizens to take immediate action and demand that Members of the House vote to protect the integrity of our federal elections!

Opponents of anti-vote fraud legislation continue to claim that America’s elections are under attack by hostile foreign actors, such as “Russian hackers.” Poll Watchers maintains that vote fraud at the polls continues to be the number one threat to the integrity of America’s election system and the future of our nation, despite all protests to the contrary. To that end, Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN) has introduced HR 2090, dubbed the “Election Integrity Act.”

According to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll published in 2017, 73% of Democrats believe that Russia hacked the 2016 election and that Russia plans to do the same thing in 2018.  This poll was conducted on the heels of mainstream media reports claiming that Russian operatives had penetrated the voter databases of seven US states prior to the 2016 election.

The Department of Homeland Security later called these reports “factually inaccurate and misleading,” and stated that there was no intelligence that indicated that Russian hacking attempts or breaches had taken place.Stories like the false “Russian hacking” narrative are undermining valid efforts to shore up real problems with American elections, such as the pervasive amount of vote fraud being committed by foreign nationals.