"Laughable & Propesterous" 198 Democrats Vote Against Republicans' Election Integrity Bill

BY TYLER DURDEN
WEDNESDAY, JUL 10, 2024 - 06:30 PM



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BREAKING: Almost every single Democrat just voted to *protect* the ability of illegal aliens to vote in our elections.



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5:27 PM · Jul 10, 2024

We would be interested to see who the five Democrats that voted for law and order and election integrity were though.

Co-sponsor of the bill, Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-09), issued the following statement:

“I find it both laughable and preposterous that the same people who, for the past four years, forced you to carry a vaccine passport to dine in a restaurant, hold a job or get on a flight are the same people now opposing common-sense legislation requiring individuals to show proof of American citizenship to vote in elections.

Voters are overwhelmingly concerned about the integrity of elections and rightfully so. In fact, most states today continue to allow illegal aliens to receive a driver’s license, thus allowing voter registration materials. With 11 million lawbreakers pouring across Joe Biden’s open border, this legislation is a crucial step towards ensuring our elections are fair and honest,” concluded Congressman Gosar.



Hakeem Jeffries labels the SAVE Act as the “Extreme MAGA Republican Voter Suppression Bill."

https://twitter.com/i/status/1811148570336305575

This wholesale rejection of common sense merely exposes the Democrats' not so cunning plan during the election and into the future.



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Dems want open borders to increase their voter base & ensure victory come election time. It doesn't matter who comes to the U.S. or where they're from. The far Left welcomes them with open arms.

Add your name to stand with me & help tackle the immigration problem head on.



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4:27 PM · Jul 1, 2024

As @WesternLensman explains perfectly in a post on X:

Jeffries frames the bill as being designed to cover for a Trump loss in the 2024 election, and somehow ties a bill that makes it harder for non-citizens to vote to January 6.

Where do we even start.

Here’s what in the SAVE Act, and what Jeffries is really against:

  • Require proof of US citizenship to register to vote in federal elections
  • Prevent non-citizens who receive drivers’ licenses from registering to vote
  • Require states to acquire documentary proof of US citizenship in person when registering to vote
  • Require states to establish a process for applicants who do not have documentary proof of US citizenship, but are US citizens
  • Require states to remove non-citizens from their voter rolls, with free access to federal and state databases with citizenship information
  • Provide states with resources to remove non-citizens form their voter rolls

There is only one reason to oppose this legislation.

You want to cheat.
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Back in May, House Speaker Mike Johnson unveiled legislation designed to ensure that only American citizens vote.

The unfortunate reality is that Joe Biden has let in millions of illegal immigrants, and the risk that these immigrants could influence our elections is extremely high. Legislation like this is absolutely necessary.

As Matt Margolis previously detailed below via PJMedia.com, Johnson was pushing for the bill before the Independence Day recess with a thread explaining what the legislation does to ensure that only U.S. citizens vote.



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The SAVE Act will safeguard our elections by ensuring only American citizens vote in federal elections. Here’s what the legislation does:

4:06 PM · Jul 5, 2024

Many on the left oppose this legislation, claiming that it's unnecessary because it is already illegal to vote if you're not a U.S. citizen. However, Johnson addressed this when he introduced the bill earlier this year.

“Some have noted that it's already a crime for noncitizens to vote in a federal election, and that is true. But here are four things that are also true,”
Speaker Johnson
said back in May.

“(1) It is true that there is no mechanism to ensure only those registering or voting are actually citizens…

(2) It is true that Biden has welcomed millions and millions of illegal aliens, including sophisticated criminal syndicates and agents of adversarial governments, into our borders and even on humanitarian parole…

(3) It is true that a growing number of localities are blurring the lines for noncitizens by allowing them to vote in municipal elections…

(4) It is true that Democrats have expressed a desire to turn non-citizens into voters.”

So, what does the bill do?

Johnson explained in a thread on X/Twitter that the legislation requires state election officials to verify citizenship before providing voter registration forms, mandates proof of citizenship to register for federal elections, and accepts various documents to ease the registration process for citizens. It also gives states access to federal databases to remove noncitizens from voter rolls and confirms citizenship for those lacking proof.

Additionally, it directs DHS to consider removal proceedings for noncitizens registered to vote and ensures naturalized citizens are notified of their voting rights.

Who could oppose such commonsense legislation to protect our elections?

The Democrats, of course.

[ZH: House Democratic leadership is bringing out the big guns against a Republican bill set to be voted on next week that would require proof of U.S. citizenship to vote in federal elections, Axios has learned.

In a whip question - a roundup of the coming week's votes with instructions for how leadership wants rank-and-file members to vote - House Minority Whip Katherine Clark's (D-Mass.) office told House Democrats they are "urged to VOTE NO" on the bill.

That means that Democratic leadership will send its whip team to cajole colleagues into not supporting the legislation.

The bill, Clark's office said, would create an "extreme burden for countless Americans" and "further intimidate election officials and overburden states' abilities to enroll new voters."]



Elon Musk weighed in on the proposed legislation by reposting Johnson's thread on X.



He dubbed those who oppose it "TRAITORS," and then rhetorically asked what the punishment for treason is.



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Those who oppose this are traitors.

All Caps: TRAITORS

What is the penalty for traitors again?



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The SAVE Act will safeguard our elections by ensuring only American citizens vote in federal elections. Here’s what the legislation does:

7:53 PM · Jul 5, 2024

The punishment for treason in the United States, as laid out in 18 U.S. Code § 2381, is the death penalty, or a minimum of five years in prison.

Also, they are to be fined no less than $10,000 and rendered constitutionally ineligible to hold office in the United States.

I'm perfectly okay with Democrats who oppose election integrity being barred from holding office. How about you?

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/...integrity-bill