GOP Keen to Tackle Non-Threat of Noncitizen Voting

Source: Common Dreams
by Bill Lueders

“Speaker of the House Mike Johnson has emerged as a big backer of a bill now pending in Congress to keep people who are not citizens from voting, even though there is no evidence that this occurs except in extremely rare and isolated cases. He has argued that if we wait for this to become a real problem, we’ll miss our chance to do something about it. ‘We cannot wait for widespread fraud to occur’, Johnson said at an April 12 news conference at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. ‘Especially when the threat of fraud is growing with every single illegal immigrant that crosses that border’ with Mexico. A month later, on May 8, Johnson told reporters on the Capitol steps that the issue was being driven not by evidence but intuition …” (05/27/24)