U.S. Leaders At Odds Over Letting Noncitizens Vote

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(TruthAndLiberty.com) – On Sunday, during a “Meet the Press” panel discussion regarding noncitizen voting there had been a disagreement among some Secretaries of State. 

MSNBC’s host Kristen Welker brought on board for the discussion Secretaries of State Brad Raffensperger (R-Ga.), Jocelyn Benson (D-MI.), Adrian Fontes (D-Ariz.), and Al Schmidt (R-Pa.) to discuss a number of issues ranging from artificial intelligence to misinformation, threats received by officials and noncitizen voting among other issues. 

Welker had asked Raffensperger why he believed that ahead of the upcoming November election noncitizen voting was such a key and urgent issue if it is something illegal and relatively rare. 

In response, Raffensperger pointed out that he believed that all U.S. voters should be voting in elections and that this is something he had even supported when he ran for office in 2018. He added that he was the first Georgia Secretary of State to have done a 100 percent citizenship verification. However, as he had discovered at the time, around 1,600 people who had attempted to register to vote were unable to find citizenship verification. 

He continued by noting that all Georgians had asked him whether noncitizens were voting in Georgia to which he could answer that there weren’t any because they had already checked it. 

Fontes however disagreed with the points made by Raffensperger pointing out that after an audit they had discovered that there had been attempts by people who were not in fact registered. However, those people had not managed to vote, which means that the election was safe from noncitizen voting in the state. 

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