TPPF has been fighting for common-sense election and border security legislation for years. While millions of illegal aliens are flooding across our southern border, a record number of localities have recently allowed non-citizen voting in local elections. Those who say the threat of non-citizen voting is unfounded either aren’t paying attention or worse, are intentionally being deceptive. As U.S. House of Representatives Speaker of the House Mike Johnson meets with former President Trump to discuss election integrity, U.S. Congressman Chip Roy (TX-21) introduced the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act to eliminate the backdoor channels that are ripe for the registering of non-citizens to vote.

“The federal government has a vested interest in and jurisdiction over regarding immigration law. It’s been federal precedent since the late ’90s that non-citizens cannot vote in federal elections. Congressman Roy’s legislation seeks to bolster these statutes, which are currently under attack from the executive branch and multiple states and localities in our country,” said Josh Findlay, Director of the National Election Protection Project. “This is not a partisan bill; in fact, just a few years ago, it would have received universal praise in Washington D.C. Requiring all states to remove non-citizens from their voter rolls and implement uniform practices for registering voters will increase efficiency, trust, and accuracy in our overall elections process.”

Currently, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington allow non-citizens to receive driver’s licenses. In many of these states, an individual is automatically registered to vote once they receive a driver’s license. The Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act ensures that if states will not protect themselves and their citizens from this polluting of the voting pool, the federal government will stand up to protect our elections.