Now Congress Wants To Tell Washington, DC How To Conduct Our Elections?

June 1st, 2023

Patrice Snow
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Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Committee on House Administration and the Committee on Oversight and Accountability announced a joint hearing next Wednesday titled, “American Confidence in Elections: The Path to Election Integrity in the District of Columbia.” After the announcement, DC Vote’s communications director Patrice Snow released the following statement:

“The fact that this Congress is even holding a hearing to examine local elections in Washington, DC would be laughable if it wasn’t so predictable. This is nothing more than a continuance of a pattern where elections and democracy are being undermined in predominantly Black and Brown communities across the country. Why would Congress need to interfere in local elections in Washington, DC where our election system is one of the best in America? Simply because we are an easy target due to our lack of Statehood.”