White House opposes GOP election integrity push: ‘This bill would do nothing’

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  • 07/09/2024
The White House came out in staunch opposition to the House GOP's election integrity bill that is set to come to the floor this week, saying the measure would "do nothing" to protect federal elections and is redundant of current laws in place.

The Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act, sponsored by Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) and backed by former President Donald Trump, would amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require people to provide proof of citizenship before registering to vote.

"It is already illegal for noncitizens to vote in Federal elections — it is a Federal crime punishable by prison and fines," the White House said in a statement on Monday. "The alleged justification for this bill is based on easily disproven falsehoods."

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