In a 7-2 decision (Scalia, Roberts, Kennedy, Breyer, Ginsberg, Kagen, and Sotomayor in favor, Alito and Thomas opposed) the Supreme Court struck down Arizona’s Voter ID Law that required voters to show proof of citizenship before they would be allowed to cast a ballot.
— Rep Phil Gingrey, MD (@RepPhilGingrey) June 17, 2013
In response to this decision by the SCOTUS, Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-GA) has introduced the so-called SAFE (Securing America’s Fair Elections) Act.
According to a press release on the Congressman’s website
This legislation would allow states to determine state-specific enrollment requirements in a federal voter registration program.
Congressman Gingrey, age 70, represents Georgia’s 10th Congressonal District. He is one of a slew of candidates running for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Saxby Chambliss.
Rep. Gingrey has previously gotten himself involved in a feud with Rush Limbaugh after which he begged for El Rushbo’s forgiveness.
In addition to being a member of Congress, Phil Gingrey is an OB-GYN. In 2012, he defended former Congressman Todd Akin’s remarks about rape and said the Congressman was “partially right“.