House Republicans introduce election integrity bill, warn left will 'attack' it

Steil said that the new bill would make it "easy to vote and hard to cheat."

Published: July 11, 2023 8:56am

Updated: July 11, 2023 3:16pm

House Administration Committee Republicans introduced an election integrity bill that they warn will be attacked by the left, similar to how Georgia's 2021 election integrity law was.

Five of the committee's Republican members held a press conference Monday in Georgia to announce the "American Confidence in Elections Act."

When asked whether the committee expected Democrats to pushback against the legislation, Rep. Bryan Steil of Wisconsin, the committee's chairman, said attacks are expected.

"Rest assured, the left is going to attack this legislation. It's one of the reasons I think it's important that we're here in Georgia, because we saw the left's false attacks against voter integrity legislation previously," he said, according to Fox News Digital. "I have no doubt that the left is going to attempt to attack, to mislead, to disguise the work that we're doing."

Georgia's 2021 election integrity law limits drop-box collections, requires voter ID for absentee ballots and expands voting on weekends. The law received public pushback, with the most notable protest occurring when Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game out of Atlanta. 

Steil also said Monday that the new bill would make it "easy to vote and hard to cheat."

The act would prevent non-citizens from voting, as they are allowed to do so in several major cities. It would also implement voter ID laws, require voter lists to be maintained and stop unsolicited ballots from being mailed to lists that are not maintained.

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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