Apr. 04, 2024

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) said Thursday that a new poll released from Franklin & Marshall College showing 73% of Pennsylvanians support a requirement that voters show photo identification every time they vote underscores the importance of the discharge resolution petition started by House Republicans last week to get a voter ID constitutional amendment out of committee and before the House for a vote.

“The poll released today by F&M shows that 73% of Pennsylvanians support requiring a photo identification each time someone goes to vote. That has more bipartisan support than other proffered election reforms like pre-canvassing and automatic voter registration,” Cutler said. “With such broad bipartisan support for the idea among Pennsylvanians, it is grossly out of touch for the so-called humble, one-seat Democratic majority to continue to bottle up the voter ID constitutional amendment in committee.”

Since the discharge resolution petition was started last week, Cutler noted 78 House Republicans and one House Democrat have signed onto the petition to get the constitutional amendment out of committee.

“Under the old House rules, this discharge resolution would be in order now and we could potentially be voting on this constitutional amendment as soon as this month,” Cutler said. “However, Democrats gerrymandered the House Rules to guarantee that their one-seat majority has a total veto over any proposal that does not meet their extreme, anti-freedom left-wing litmus test.”

Cutler again noted the importance of getting the voter ID constitutional amendment voted on in the coming months.

“If this amendment gets approved by the General Assembly by early July, it would be in a position to be considered on the ballot during the November General Election – a high turnout election that would ensure maximum voter participation on this important question,” Cutler said. “I call on Speaker Joanna McClinton, Majority Leader Matt Bradford, and Majority Chair Carol Hill-Evans to recognize the bipartisan support this proposal has and schedule it for a vote in committee when we return to session next week.”

Republican Leader Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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