VIDEO RELEASE: Democrats Block Sen. Rick Scott Effort to Improve Election Security with Voter ID

April 14, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott introduced and sought to pass his Promoting Election Integrity by Proving Voter Identity Act on the Senate floor. This legislation would require Voter ID, and is one component of his Save Democracy Act to restore faith in our federal elections and guarantee that voters decide the outcomes of elections, not the courts. Senator Scott’s bill was co-sponsored by Senators John Barrasso and Kevin Cramer. Senate Democrats blocked the bill’s passage.

Senator Rick Scott said, “My goal is 100% participation in our elections and 0% fraud. My Republican colleagues and I want it to be easy to vote and hard to cheat. Voter ID helps us meet that goal. It’s shouldn’t be controversial. You need an ID to get on a plane, open a bank account, and drive a car. You even need an ID to tour the White House. But we shouldn’t have an ID to vote for the President? It makes no sense. Yet, today, the Democrats blocked this simple measure because they reject any efforts at real reform. If Democrats were serious about working together to move our country forward, restore public trust in our elections and protect democracy, they would stop playing games and pass Voter ID now.”

See more in Senator Scott’s speech on the Senate floor HERE or below.