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Lynn Responds to Begich’s Comments on Voter Identification Bill


Monday, March 4th, 2013 @ 3:11PM
Contact: Jeremiah Campbell, 465-5284

Rep. Lynn comments on erroneous remarks made during senator’s address

Monday, March 4, 2013, Juneau, Alaska – House State Affairs Committee Chair Bob Lynn today released the following comment in response to U.S. Senator Mark Begich, D-Alaska’s, statements regarding proposed state legislation on voter identification.

Rep. Lynn, R-Anchorage, introduced and sponsored House Bill 3 to better define what types of identification can be used to vote.

“I was shocked during Senator Begich’s report to today’s joint session of our Legislature by his misrepresentation of House Bill 3.

“The senator stated such legislation ‘would make it harder to vote for many of our rural Alaskans.’

“Senator Begich is misinformed. He apparently has failed to personally read HB 3 before commenting on it. If true, that’s irresponsible.

“Contrary to his assertion before our Legislature, nothing in HB 3 erects any barriers to any voter.

“Instilling fear in the voting public is politics at its worst.

“The fact is under HB 3 any Alaskan can vote who is otherwise qualified to vote. A registered voter can show government-issued photo ID, or two forms of non-photo ID, or tribal ID, or be identified by two election workers, or, if all else fails, cast a provisional ballot.

“I strongly support the people’s right to vote. It is the foundation of America’s democratic republic. As Senator Begich commented multiple times on another issue today, ‘First we look at what we have and then see if we can make it better.’ Senator Begich that is what HB 3 is all about.”

To contact Rep. Lynn call 907-465-4931.


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