Sen. Britt (R-AL) Leads the Charge for Citizenship Verification for Mail-In Ballots

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Fabio Principe /

Sen. Katie Britt (R-AL) is suddenly leading Republicans in the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. Filing legislation, she wants to allow states the ability to verify citizenship for voters who wish to cast their ballot by mail. Titled the “Citizens Ballot Protection Act,” Britt has identified this as a key and crucial issue. Especially as the 2024 elections are approaching.

Britt noted how several blue states, counties, and cities are allowing foreign nationals to vote in local elections. With such a commonsense principle at stake here, she wanted to take a stand and ensure we kept the election integrity we are known for, and that we try to share with other nations.

“We are seeing certain cities across our nation begin to openly allow noncitizens to vote in local elections. This effectively disenfranchises hardworking American citizens. Insults those American citizens who came to our country legally and took the time and effort to go through the citizenship process. And undermines faith in our entire electoral system — which is a cornerstone of our nation that we cannot allow to crumble.”

She then hammered her point home with vigor. “It should not be controversial that states have the legal right to prevent noncitizens — including illegal migrants and official representatives of foreign adversaries — from voting in state and federal elections. I’m proud to work with Representative Palmer and my Senate colleagues to ensure that we pass this legislation and stand up for the right of Americans – and only Americans – to vote in American elections.”

Per the letter of the legislation, the National Voting Rights Act would be amended. States would then be allowed to require proof of citizenship from applicants who want to vote in state and federal elections. Joined by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as well as Sens. Deb Fischer (R-NE), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV.), Roger Wicker (R-MS.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) as sponsors of the bill, it’s a veritable who’s-who of the GOP.

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) accused NYC officials of trying to sign up millions of illegal aliens as voters in the upcoming election. With officials previously having tried to do it in 2021, the New York Supreme Court ultimately struck that effort down last year. As such, they knew better, but are continuing to try and do it.

This is simply what the left does. They are simply the “yes” parents. Refusing to tell the illegals to stay home, and sending them back when caught, they are instead welcoming them with open arms and giving them everything they want. Spitting in the face of those who have earned this right by becoming a citizen the proper way, or of those who simply have a birthright, it cannot be tolerated.

Part of the reason all states (except North Dakota) require people to register to vote is so they can verify their location. To ensure they are voting in the proper jurisdiction and for their true local representatives. It doesn’t do much good to elect an official who won’t be representing you, or the area you live in.

Much the same, voting isn’t effective if you aren’t considered to have a long-term interest in the area. Being a citizen of the country and then a resident of the area is how that interest is proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. We base our representatives on many things, but the population of an area is a big part of that. It’s hard to have an accurate count of voters and people if we are allowing illegals to register to vote.

Sen. Britt is doing the work of our founding fathers. By staying true to what she knows is right, she is helping us in keeping elections pure, and done the way they were intended to be. Letting illegals vote simply tips the playbook for the liberals by another vote, and we all pay the price for that failure.