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Biden Opposes Bill Preventing Noncitizens from Voting in Elections

If noncitizens really aren't voting in federal elections, why can't the Biden admin support a bill that will ensure this "truth"?

The Biden administration is rallying against a bill that aims to bolster laws ensuring only American citizens vote in federal elections. In a fiery rebuke, the White House “strongly opposed” the GOP-backed Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act, labeling it as based on “easily disproven falsehoods.” According to them, existing laws are sufficient to keep noncitizens from voting, arguing this bill would only complicate registration for eligible voters and increase wrongful purges from voter rolls.

However, let’s look at the bigger picture here. The Biden administration‘s push against a bill that strengthens voting integrity is rather puzzling—or is it? By opposing measures that seek to verify voter citizenship effectively, the administration appears to prioritize broadening its electoral base over securing the electoral process’s integrity. This isn’t just an administrative disagreement; it’s a stark reflection of current leadership’s priorities, where political power seems to trump safeguarding citizens’ rights.

Representative Chip Roy of Texas, spearheading this bill, hits the nail on the head. He claims the administration’s opposition signifies a disinterest in protecting the legitimate voting rights of American citizens. Meanwhile, real-world examples underscore the need for stricter measures. Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation cites cases such as nineteen non-citizens from various countries convicted of illegally voting in North Carolina and up to 20,000 non-citizens registered in Pennsylvania over two decades. These aren’t negligible numbers or isolated incidents—they highlight systemic vulnerabilities that can undermine the very foundation of our republic.

Clearly, the issue at hand isn’t about disenfranchising voters, as the White House narrative might suggest, but about ensuring that every vote cast is legal and valid. If we continue down a path where such fundamental concerns are dismissed under the guise of inclusivity or mislabeled as falsehoods, we’re not just risking occasional electoral mishaps; we’re jeopardizing the democratic process itself. It’s high time for a shift in focus from political gamesmanship to genuine election integrity.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.