Congressman Pfluger speaks on election integrity at the state and national level

Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 3:01 PM CDT
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MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - New election laws are being debated and voted on in Texas and in Washington D.C., with the same bills called election integrity by one side and voter suppression by the other.

Congressman August Pfluger tells CBS7 that the public having faith in elections goes to the root of our democracy.

“Everyone is concerned about election integrity. And there’s a foundational requirement from us as Americans to understand that our system is good and that the confidence is not there right now,” said Congressman Pfluger.

At the state level, the Texas Legislature is expected to continue debating election integrity and potential restrictions in a pending special session. Congressman Pfluger says he believes that’s a good thing.

“We’re trying to make sure that in our elections system, arguable the most sacred thing we have as Americans, that we’re hearing the word suppression when we just want to identify who people are.”

In Washington D.C., legislation to possibly standardize some aspects of voting across the nation is still working its way through Congress.

Pfluger says there hasn’t been enough debate on the topic in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“Let’s actually sit down and talk about it, let’s do this in the appropriate committees in Congress, let’s have the debate and let’s talk the merits of the argument.”

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