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CLYBURN ON SUPREME COURT DECISION ON VOTER ID LAW

May 31, 2008

CLYBURN ON SUPREME COURT DECISION ON VOTER ID LAW

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today commented on a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to uphold Indiana’s voter ID law. The law requires voters to show government-issued IDs before voting. Following is Clyburn’s statement.

“I am very disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision today. All across the country, we are witnessing unprecedented voter turnout. Millions of Americans are becoming involved in the political process for the first time. The Supreme Court’s decision threatens to undermine this enthusiasm and disenfranchise voters.

“Our nation should be moving forward to help all Americans participate in our democracy, not deterring people from casting their votes. I will work hard in Congress to ensure that the Supreme Court’s ruling is not used to suppress voter turnout and I will fight any effort to reverse years of progress made to ensure that all eligible Americans have an equal opportunity to vote.”

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