US Congressmen Matt Rosendale and Chip Roy introduced a bill that would enable state officials to verify the citizenship status of people registering to vote in federal elections in the United States, Rosendale said on Friday.
It’s simple: only American citizens have the right to vote in American elections. Proud to join Representative Chip Roy in this effort to equip states with the ability to verify citizenship status, Rosendale said in a statement via Twitter.
The legislation, dubbed the Protecting American Voters Act, is also co-sponsored by Congressmen Pete Sessions and Michael Burgess.
The bill amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require the US Homeland Security Secretary and Social Security Commissioner to provide state governments, upon request, with information to verify the citizenship status of people registering to vote in federal elections, according to the bill text.
The measure, if signed into law, would apply to all US elections held after January 1, 2023.
In the first-ever meme trial, a self-styled right-wing influencer from Florida, Douglass Mackey, has been found guilty on charges of election interference by a federal court in the Eastern District of New York.
The counts stem from a meme Mackey posted on Twitter in 2016, jokingly encouraging supporters of then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to vote by text. The White House has not commented on the matter yet.
Federal prosecutors claimed that the defendant worked with fellow meme makers to create the Twitter posts and make them as realistic as possible.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) in turn argued that Mackey’s actions constituted election interference despite being unable to provide evidence that anyone on Twitter was deceived by the 33-year-old’s meme.
The defendant, who was arrested in January 2021, could face up to 10 years behind bars. His sentencing is scheduled for August 16.
Mackey had about 58,000 Twitter followers in 2016, when he was ranked by the MIT Media Lab as the 107th-most important influencer of the then-upcoming presidential election.
Sputnik / ABC Flash-Point News 2023.
Maybe shutting down Dominion might help?
This has now been introduced in the UK.
You need ID to buy a gun. Or booze. Funny that people cry the blues when they need ID to vote. It only makes sense. Any other opinion is simply political manipulation.
It is very sad that the States are not doing this on their own as they should because voting by citizens only applies to all federal, State and local elections. Perhaps the States have previously been “dis-incentivized” by the Feds?
Why bother when your vote never matters. Stalin already said it is not the one who casts the ballot that matters but the one who counts the ballots.
People never decide anything. they are given the illusion of power by voting but since everything is rigged no matter what people would vote for it would never happen.
Your vote is a waste of time and makes zero difference. You are deceiving yourself.