Saturday, July 15, 2023

House Republican Bill Would Keep Foreign Nationals From Voting In U.S. Federal Elections; 'NO VOTE for Non-Citizens Act' Introduced by Rep Griffith Would Amend Voter Registration Law

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House Republican Bill Would Keep Foreign Nationals From Voting In U.S. Federal Elections:
Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., introduced legislation earlier this week ensuring that only eligible U.S. citizens are able to vote in federal elections.
Titled the “NO VOTE for Non-Citizens Act of 2023,” the proposed bill includes amendments to the 1993 National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and 2002 Help America Vote Act that seek to clarify states’ authority in maintaining federal voter registration lists and establish that federal election funding cannot be “used to support States that permit non-citizens to cast ballots in any election.”
Under the NVRA, states are required to “ensur[e] the maintenance of an accurate and current voter registration roll for elections for Federal office.” The current version of the law, however, only refers to “eligible voters” and does not include a provision about citizenship requirements.
While the Constitution and federal law stipulate that only U.S. citizens can vote in federal elections, several Democrat-led cities in states such as Maryland and California have adopted measures in recent years permitting the practice for their respective municipal elections. In October, for instance, Washington, D.C. passed legislation granting foreign nationals the ability to vote in the district’s local elections. House Republicans’ efforts to revoke the law have been blocked by Senate Democrats.
“Since the Constitution prohibits non-citizens from voting in Federal elections, such ineligible persons must not be permitted to be placed on Federal voter registration lists,” the NO VOTE for Non-Citizens Act reads. ---->READ MORE HERE
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'NO VOTE for Non-Citizens Act' introduced by Rep. Griffith would amend voter registration law
A new piece of legislation would amend long-standing voter registration acts in the U.S.
On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) introduced H.R. 4460, the NO VOTE for Non-Citizens Act of 2023.
The act would amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 and the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to "help ensure that only eligible American citizens may participate in federal elections," according to Griffith.
NO VOTE for Non-Citizens Act by Caitlyn Frolo on Scribd ---->READ MORE HERE
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