Friday, September 22, 2006

The Republican voter suppression strategy goes federal.

From the AFL-CIO:

The 21st century poll tax bill we reported on yesterday passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. In a near party-line vote, almost all Republicans voted for the bill that will require every voter to present a government-issued, proof-of-citizenship photo ID. Civil rights and voters groups say the bill, H.R. 4844, sponsored by Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.), is another attempt at voter suppression.

The vote on H. R. 4844.