WASHINGTON - Today, the Committee on House Administration held a joint hearing with the Committee on Oversight and Accountability on election integrity efforts in Washington D.C.

In case you missed it, here are the top takeaways:

1. The left continues to push false narratives on election integrity, despite data proving otherwise.

Committee on House Administration Chairman Bryan Steil (WI-01): "The ACE Act is the strongest conservative election integrity legislation to be considered in the House in a generation, but the left kind of comes at it with these visceral attacks... the same attacks that they tried to use in Georgia when Georgia passed their voter integrity provisions. In fact, last night the Committee on House Administration Democratic Twitter account said the ACE Act directly threatens the District and our democracy..."

Mr. Ken Cuccinelli: "They're talking about a 20-year-old narrative where they attack anything that makes elections cleaner and more secure and more transparent. It is not a new attack, it's been going on for a long time. This is just the modern version of Jim Crow 2.0... Georgia was the center point of this over the last two years, that's where the real explosion took place."

Rep. Steil: "After all this hyperbole in Georgia, the President of the United States leans in and makes false claims, the Washington Post comes back and gives four Pinocchios to the President. The false narrative is driven, Major League Baseball removes the All-Star game from Atlanta off this false narrative, then we get to the election. What happens in Georgia, was the Democratic narrative proven true?"

Cuccinelli: "No they had record turnout. The narrative was proven completely false."

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2. Washington D.C. has a history of overlooking election problems.

Representative Morgan Griffith (VA-09): "We have heard today that the Heritage Election Fraud Database shows no cases of fraud in D.C. Do you have an explanation why that might be?"

Cuccinelli: "The nature of the system in D.C. is very poor, so catching it in the first place is much more difficult. There are other jurisdictions that do a much better job of that. But I will also tell you, as a former Attorney General, that no one bothers to put those cases together when you have an office like the D.C. counsel's office, which would take a near miracle for them to bring a voter fraud case. So when you don't have a prosecutor behind you who would actually bring the case, you don't put the case together."
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3. Washington D.C.'s current laws make its elections more susceptible to foreign interference.

Representative Barry Loudermilk (GA-11): Foreign nationals that live here, now they can vote in D.C. Mr. Cuccinelli, I know you're an attorney. Do we have foreign nationals that live in the United States that are not citizens?

Cuccinelli: "Millions of them." 

Rep. Loudermilk: "Do we have those that have permanently made the United States their residency or their domicile that are not U.S. citizens?"

Cuccinelli: "Millions of them"
Rep. Loudermilk: "What I'm reading right here, directly off the District of Columbia's qualifications, is that someone who has worked for an adversary to the United States could run and become Mayor of the District of Columbia. Is that what you read?"

Cuccinelli: "Yes."
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4. Voter ID requirements help ensure elections are secure.

Representative Stephanie Bice (OK-05): "Do you believe accepting email ballots diminishes voter confidence?

Ms. Wendy Weiser: "We believe that internet voting is not yet secure nationally..."

Rep. Bice: "Do you believe that email ballots would diminish voter confidence?"

Cuccinelli: "Absolutely, because we're all, in our own lives, all too familiar with the hacking of our own email systems, much less everyone else's. So when you are reliant on that form for voting, especially in an arrangement when there's no identification required, much less even attempted, it guts confidence in the outcome."

Rep. Bice: "Isn't that a reason why we actually ask for proof of identification when we go to the polls?"

Mr. Charles Spies: "We want to be able to ensure that the individual that is submitting their ballot is actually who they say they are."
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5. The ACE Act will secure D.C. elections and improve voter confidence.

Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (KY-01): "The ACE Act uses what it considers to be best practices and implements them within the District (of Colombia), which falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress, to have our capital become a poster child for safe, secure, and accessible elections."
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The Honorable Ken Cuccinelli - Chairman, Election Transparency Initiative
Mr. Charles Spies - Member, Dickinson Wright, PLLC
Ms. Monica Evans - Executive Director, D.C. Board of Elections
Ms. Wendy Weiser - Vice President, Democracy, Brennan Center for Justice