House Democrats move on H.R.1 ‘For the People Act’ to eliminate voter ID requirements, remove GOP congressional seats
“The Constitution simply does not permit Congress to mandate these issues, states and localities must be involved, that’s what the Constitution requires,” Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) stated.
To justify this possible power grab, the bill calls voter ID, among other things, a form of voter suppression.
It argues states implement the rules as a way to keep Black and brown voters from participating in elections. Democrats are also taking aim at the 14th Amendment as a way to take congressional seats away from Republican states.
The bill wants to use Section 5 of the 14th Amendment, which gives Congress the power to enforce the rules of the amendment, to alter Section 2 of the 14th Amendment.