Press Release ● Human and Civil Rights
For Immediate Release: 
April 28, 2008
Contact Info: 
Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to Indiana’s voter identification law:
“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is extremely unfortunate, and in my view, counter-productive.  Restrictive voter identification laws result in registered voters being denied their right to vote, which is simply unacceptable.  These laws place an undue burden on voters, and suppress the turnout of minority and elderly Americans.  Additionally, there has been no evidence of voter fraud in Indiana that would necessitate such a law.
“Voting is the most fundamental right held by Americans.  We must do all we can to ensure that every American citizen is able to make their voice heard in our democracy through the voting booth.”