Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has proposed legislation mandating the compulsory use of photo voter ID in Washington D.C. The law aims to guarantee that only legal U.S. citizens can participate in elections.
The proposed bill, named the “American Confidence in Elections: District of Columbia Voter Identification Act,” was initially revealed to the Daily Caller. Its primary objective is to counteract the District of Columbia Council’s Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022. This act, passed by the D.C. city council in late 2022 and presented to Congress in January, extends voting rights in local elections to both legal non-citizens and undocumented immigrants.
“The District of Columbia Voter Identification Act has been introduced to preserve the sanctity of the American democratic process. It ensures that only American citizens can participate in our elections by implementing obligatory photo voter ID and a requirement for citizenship during voter registration,” stated Rep. Greene in a statement to the Caller before the legislation’s introduction. She further asserted, “This will not only mandate the DC Board of Elections to confirm that only American citizens can vote in our capital, but it will also establish a benchmark and precedent that the entire nation can emulate.”
The bill has received the backing of fellow Republicans Rep. Claudia Tenney of New York and Rep. Greg Steube of Florida, who are cosponsoring the legislation.