The Washington Post reported about new non-partisan research by Old Dominion University which uncovered a shocking amount of voting by non-citizens, which, of course, is illegal. Congress has sensibly limited voting in federal elections to only American citizens. This study concluded that voter ID alone will not eliminate voting by non-citizens, because voter ID does not require proof of citizenship, such as a passport or birth certificate. But that loophole is easily closed by requiring proof of citizenship when people register to vote, just as you must show proof of citizenship in order to get a passport.
Several states enacted common-sense provisions in order to strengthen voter integrity in the next election. The U.S. Supreme Court denied an attempt to block voter ID from going into effect in Texas, so at least Texas was able to limit mischief at their polls. Other states weren’t so fortunate. Wisconsin passed a voter ID law that was upheld by the Seventh Circuit, but the U.S. Supreme Court then blocked that good law from going into effect last November. Voting by non-citizens is completely unacceptable and reduces the voting strength of real American citizens to vote for their representatives.
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