Senator-elect calls for “voter integrity unit”

Alongside a state law proposal and constitutional amendment requiring a photo ID be shown at the ballots, an Arkansas representative turned senator announced today his intention to write a bill that would create a voter fraud investigative unit.

Rep. Bryan King, R-Berryville, called the proposed measure an independent “voter integrity unit,” according to Arkansas News. King, who was elected to the Senate in November, said he hopes to use the unit alongside changes to the law and state constitution to battle allegations of statewide voter fraud.

This unit would include prosecutors and judges, he said.

Last year, King filed a measure in the House to require separate voter ID cards issued. However, the matter died in a Senate committee.

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2 Responses to Senator-elect calls for “voter integrity unit”

  1. Ken Hamilton says:

    What exactly is the scope of voter fraud in Arkansas?

  2. Admin says:

    I haven’t found anything measurable. The closest I’ve come to understanding it was Secretary of State spokesperson Alex Reed’s comments at a Union County Republican Committee meeting in El Dorado some months back when he said clerks of a certain party weren’t doing their due diligence by checking voter IDs. However, that’s not exactly quantifiable.

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