House Republicans have introduced legislation that no doubt will be opposed by most Democrats and the White House, but most Americans will likely approve of.

Republicans, in an effort to safeguard the integrity of federal elections, introduced the Secure America’s Voting Elections (SAVE) Act on Wednesday. Spearheaded by House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), the proposed legislation aims to amend federal law to mandate proof of U.S. citizenship for registration to vote in federal elections. This initiative addresses concerns about non-citizens and illegal immigrants participating in the electoral process.

“We are here this morning for a very important reason,” Johnson said during a press conference announcing the bill. “There is currently an unprecedented and a clear and present danger to the integrity of our election system, and that is the threat of non-citizens and illegal aliens voting in our elections.”

“The first or second question that I am asked in every public forum is about election security,” he noted. He blamed the Biden administration’s immigration policies for the worries, claiming they have led to the entry of millions of undocumented immigrants into the country.

“If only one out of a hundred of those voted, they would cast hundreds of thousands of votes,” Johnson said. “Since our elections are so razor-thin these days, just a few precincts and states decide the makeup of Congress and who is elected to the White House. This is a dangerously high number, and it could obviously change the outcome of our elections.”

Johnson discussed challenges with election security, citing the lack of mechanisms to verify voter citizenship. “All they have to do is check a box on a form and sign their name,” Johnson said. “There’s a very small chance that illegals would get caught because states do not have the election infrastructure in place to confirm what they’ve said.”

Johnson mentioned the concerning trend of states blurring the lines between citizens and non-citizens in local elections.“In cities and towns in California, Maryland, Vermont, and even right here in D.C., non-citizens are voting,” he said. Johnson added that Democratic lawmakers reportedly aim to enfranchise non-citizens by turning them into voters, citing public statements made by high-profile Democrats like Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Stacey Abrams (D-GA).

“Even if you weren’t concerned about the drop boxes and the ballot harvesting in 2020, you definitely should be concerned that illegal aliens might be voting in 2024,” Johnson cautioned. As the SAVE Act gains momentum in Congress, House Republicans are calling on their colleagues to join them in securing America’s federal elections. “It is critical that we pass the SAVE Act to safeguard our federal elections and ensure that only Americans get to decide American elections,” Johnson, who was joined by Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), who have been instrumental in crafting the legislation, concluded.

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