WASHINGTON - The Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Elections held the third hearing in the American Confidence in Elections Act series, focusing on ensuring every eligible vote counts and preventing non-citizens from voting. 

Majority Witness List:
The Honorable Scot Turner - Former Georgia State Representative 
Lisa Dixon - Executive Director, Lawyers Democracy Fund
Thor Hearne - Partner, True North Law LLC
Joe Burns - Former Deputy Director of Election Operations, New York State Board of Elections

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

1. Voter ID is important to ensure election security.

Chair Laurel Lee (FL-15): "We've had a series of hearings already on elections and one thing that's become apparent from the hearings is that there's actually broad consensus on both sides of the aisle that some form of ID is appropriate and important. Can you share your perspective on different types of ID, and if certain types of ID, you believe, are more effective or preferable to others?"

Hearne: "(It is recommended to have) government-issued photo ID with identification of the voter, and you have measures to make sure if one individual does not have access to that, that is given to them for free."

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2. States with election integrity laws experience increased voter turnout.

Representative Stephanie Bice (OK-05): "Which state-implemented election reforms have actually increased voter confidence?"

Dixon: "Where state reforms increase voter confidence the most: that's in strengthening voter ID protections, improving list maintenance procedures, and improving transparency, which includes things like prohibiting private funding or private influence and election offices and increasing observer access to every part of the election process."
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3. Timely reporting of results is essential to voter confidence.

Representative Claudia Tenney (NY-24), co-Chair of the House Election Integrity Caucus, was waived on to the subcommittee to participate in this hearing. 

Rep. Tenney: “The Election Integrity Caucus, in our post-election autopsy report on the 2022 midterm elections found that states that made pandemic-era election law changes permanent suffered from a severe lack of election integrity. For example, in California, legislators passed AB-37 making no-excuse balloting permanent. This led to delayed results and confusion as a result up to 16 Congressional elections were still undecided weeks after election day. Delays like these lead to uncertainty around our election process that ultimately undermines the public trust.”
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4. Non-citizens voting raises serious concerns about vulnerability to nefarious foreign interference in our elections.

Chairman Bryan Steil (WI-01): "While non-citizens are already prohibited from voting in federal elections, some states and territories allow non-citizens to vote. For example, in the District of Columbia, non-citizens, like embassy staff from Russia and China can vote after living in our country for only 30 days. This vulnerability to nefarious foreign interference in our elections raises serious concerns.... Do you believe non-citizen voting dilutes the votes of U.S. citizens?"

Burns: "Undoubtedly."

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Representative Chip Roy (TX-21), member of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement, was waived on to the subcommittee to participate in this hearing. 

Rep. Roy: "One of the issues we have in the state of Texas, and of course, across the county, is dealing with ensuring that it is only citizens of the United States who are voting. We have an obligation here in Washington to ensure that states have the tools to make sure that only American citizens are voting... The vast majority of American people, without exception, believe American citizens should be the ones voting in our elections."
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Watch the full hearing here.