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Friday, May 13, 1977
Republicans vow to fight
election-day registration
WASHINGTON (') - Out- be brought up in the Senate. He
numbered Republicans on the said it was the type of legisla-
Senate Rules Committee gave tion that could generate a lot
up their fight yesterday against of debate but would be helped
the Carter administration's elec- by the strengthening of its anti-
tion day voter registration bill fraud provisions.
but vowed to renew the battle Before the Senate committee's
on the Senate floor, vote, Sen. Robert Griffin (R-
The committee passed the Mich.), read into the record a
measure by a 5-4 vote after telegram to the Justice Depart-
Sen. Mark Hatfield, (R-Ore.), ment's Criminal Division from
the ranking minority member, ohn Field III, U. S. Attorney
said it was obvious that admin-
istration forces were in control for the Southern District of
and that to continue offering est irgnia, warning agains
amendments was an exercise in
futility. "Election day registration
would destroy the democratic
"THE SOONER we can carry process in this state which is
our case to the floor and to the known for buying and selling
public, the better," he said. elections without regard for
The bill, which would re- right and wrong," Field said.
quire states to permit election "It would not surprise me,"
day registration at the polls for he added, "to see hundreds of
persons seeking to vote in con- people register fictitiously in
gresssnal and presidential elec- different precincts for the pr-
tions, was approved on a pose of voting several times in
straight party - line vote last exchange for five, 10 or 15 dol-
week by the House Administra- lars."
tions Committee.
THE SENATE panel adopted
several amendments offered by
Chairman Howard Cannon (D-
Nev.) and other Democrats to
bring the measure closely in line
with the House version. The key
ones tightened antifraud provi-
sions.
The bill, part of a package of
election law changes urged by
President Carter, is expected to
run into a stiff challenge - and
possibly even a filibuster - in IN CONCERT
the Senate.
Majority Leader Robert Byrd,
(D-W Va.), although he joined
in sponsoring the administration
measure, said a few days ago with
that the bill was not one of his
legislative priorities this ses- - H
sion. ~i
AFTER THE committee's ac-
ton, Byrd told reporters he POW9ER
didn't know when the bill would
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