Senator Ted Cruz Files an Amendment to Secure Voter Authenticity

Senator Cruz from Texas filed an amendment to the Immigration Reform Bill that closes the loophole in the federal Motor Voter law that allows states to not enforce requirements that ensure its voters are United States citizens. On the amendment, which is co-sponsored by Senator Vitter from Louisiana, Cruz stated, “The right to vote is a fundamental building block of our nation’s democratic process and it is crucial that we have the measures in place to uphold the integrity of our elections. This amendment ensures that states can enforce the commonsense requirement that those registered to vote must actually be U.S. citizens.”