GOP Bill Makes It Illegal For Non-Citizens To Vote In U.S. Elections … Which Is Already A Crime

Source: MANDEL NGAN / Getty

One thing about the GOP: Republicans are going to come up with solutions for virtually non-existent problems.

Republicans are going to craft legislation that makes voting more inconvenient under the guise of combating rampant election fraud that virtually every study has shown is not happening in America. Republicans are going to ban critical race theory from schools that aren’t teaching it. They’re going to push policy to combat anit-whiteness in overwhelmingly white cities, states, school districts and work environments. They’re going to use their legislative pens to crack down on the terror threat-level rise in violent crime caused by South American migrants while completely ignoring the migrant crime data that says the opposite is true.

And, apparently, when Republicans get bored, they apparently smush two points of Republican propaganda together in the form of proposed legislation that makes it illegal for illegal immigrants to vote in American elections.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Wait, isn’t it already illegal AF for non-American citizens to vote in American elections?” Well, yes, of course it is. But, again, Republican legislators are not going to let a little thing like reality get in the way of pointless and potentially harmful legislation.

From Mediaite:

On Wednesday, U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson and House Republicans introduced a new bill that would require all states to verify proof of citizenship for every voter in order to prevent noncitizens from voting in federal elections — something which is already illegal.

The latest legislative push is a key policy of former President Donald Trump who has used this talking point in his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. According to the Associated Press, Johnson noted that noncitizens voting represents a  “a clear and present danger to the integrity of our election system.”

The narrative that millions of people who are in the country illegally are, somehow, finding ways to vote in U.S. elections is nothing new. It’s been a right-wing talking point for at least the last two decades, despite the fact that, once again, the data does not support their white nationalist nonsense.
The Heritage Foundation analyzed illegal election activity in America and found an egregious, alarming, outrageous, out of control and unbelievable*checks notes*—24 instances of noncitizens voting between 2003 and 2023.
24 instances.
Now, to be fair, there was also a study conducted by the Brennan Center for Justice that found more instances of noncitizens casting votes in one election than the Heritage Foundation found in two decades. Far more instances, in fact.
Well, actually—six more instances. Maybe six. The Brennan Center analyzed 23.5 million votes across 42 jurisdictions in the 2016 general election and found approximately 30 instances of noncitizens casting votes. 
Mind you, these are rare instances that get investigated just like any other election crime, and there is zero evidence that the beyond-paltry number of noncitizens who have cast votes in any given election has been significant enough to even remotely impact those elections.  So, once again, what are we even doing here?

It’s worth mentioning how important the propaganda around illegal migrant voting is to a form of white supremacist propaganda that has been popular with white Republicans lately, including the Great Replacement Theory, which is the theory that, in part, accuses Democrats of flooding the U.S. with enough migrants to change voting demographics by making white people a minority. (Not that minorities are treated unfairly in the U.S. or anything.)

So, maybe it isn’t accurate to say these pointless and redundant Republican bills don’t serve a purpose. Maybe the propaganda is the purpose.


‘White Privilege’: Jasmine Crockett Rips Nancy Mace, House Republicans At Hunter Biden Hearing

Latest ‘Karen’ Video Shows House Republican Virginia Foxx Telling Black Reporter To ‘Shut Up!’

The post GOP Bill Makes It Illegal For Non-Citizens To Vote In U.S. Elections … Which Is Already A Crime appeared first on NewsOne.

Help Stop Hate! Spread Love

Widely disseminated misinformation is extremely harmful and serves as a catalyst for hatred, violence and prejudice of every kind. This is counterproductive to the unification and strengthening of a nation. News outlets and journalists have a major responsibility to maintain a high degree of partiality and truthfulness that many Americans feel is not being honored. ADL, the Anti-Semitism Defense League is dedicated to offering impartial education on issues involving anti-Semitism to help Americans make informed decisions. A not-for-profit public service organization powered by Love, ADL provides free resources that educate society on anti-Semitism and ways to work together to combat the ancient hatred while promoting equality and prosperity for all people.

Free Download


Featured Articles

Breach of Contract and Conspiracy to Deprive of Civil Rights: An Evaluation of Potential Legal Claims and Criminal Charges Stemming from the Defamatory Social Lynching of Kyrie Irving

Basketball star Kyrie Irving captured the media’s attention when he faced allegations of anti-Semitism due to a social media post containing a link to the film, “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America.” Succumbing to external pressure, Irving removed the controversial post and offered a public apology. Nonetheless, upon further examination of the circumstances, it appears that Irving might have been criminally deprived of his rights, and could potentially possess a legal claim against his former employer for violating contractual terms.

Send Us A Message

News & Opinions