This time, Rep. Rodney Davis Comes For DC…

August 15th, 2022

Patrice Snow
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Washington, DC – Representative Rodney Davis (R-Il.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on House Administration, recently joined the attack on DC’s sovereignty and Statehood movement by introducing the blatantly undemocratic yet slyly named American Confidence in Elections: District of Columbia Election Integrity and Voter Confidence Act. The bill would be the only time the Congress decided the methods of how to conduct local elections and would completely overrule local decision-making. 

In response to Rep. Davis’ bill attacking District resident’s basic voting rights, DC Vote’s communications director Patrice Snow released the following statement:  

“District of Columbia residents are already treated as second-class citizens without a voting member of Congress to represent their interests on Capitol Hill nor a sovereign governor and state legislature to pass public policy to respond to their needs. Now, Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis wants to join Reps. Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.) and Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) to essentially fully repeal democracy in Washington, DC with this fraudulently named ‘American Confidence in Elections: District of Columbia Election Integrity and Voter Confidence Act,’” Snow said.

Snow continued, “The irony that Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis wants to, as a federal government authority, decide election procedures where District residents don’t even have full federal elections is almost more than one can bear. This bill, destined to die in the Congress, is just another in a long history of stunts. Rep. Davis has joined a history of legislators whose own inability to govern leads them to bully the people of DC to earn cheap political points. It would be comical were it not so sad.”