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Only Citizens Should Vote – Tell Your Legislators Today

As of 2022, the foreign-born population living in the United States was estimated to be 46.2 million.

Almost 22 million of them were NOT U.S. citizens. When illegal aliens are added to the total a conservative estimate suggests as many as 29 million noncitizens are currently living in the United States. (Other studies suggest more than 20 million illegal aliens currently reside in the United States, which would almost double the estimated non-citizen population.)

While the voter registration form requires applicants to check a box and sign their name to affirm that they are U.S. citizens and provide an ID subject to state law, most states only require a driver's license, non-operating license, and/or Social Security number.

However, all 50 states issue driver's licenses and ID cards to most noncitizens, and 19 states and the District of Columbia issue driver's licenses to illegal aliens. Furthermore, any noncitizen with an Employment Authorization Document (work permit) is eligible for a Social Security number. Therefore, it's up to state election officials to determine whether an individual is actually a U.S. citizen or not, and federal law prohibits them from requiring documentary proof of citizenship.


Under the Biden’s Executive Order 14019, the Department of Homeland Security--the agency tasked with issuing nonimmigrant visas, securing our nation's borders, and inspecting foreign visitors at ports of entry – is required to provide voter registration and election resources to every individual it comes into contact with, including noncitizens.


Additionally, the Office of Refugee Resettlement under the Department of Health and Human Services, is required to provide voter registration and election resources to individuals it comes into contact with, including asylum seekers and family units who are apprehended by Border Patrol after crossing the border illegally.


There is some evidence of noncitizens being given voter registration forms. On May 1, 2024, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster ordered South Carolina Law Enforcement to "investigate allegations involving the South Carolina Health Department providing non-citizens with voter registration forms."


In December 2023, Rep. Nicole Mailliotakis (R-NY) obtained and made public a contract between the city of New York and the non-profit Homes for the Homeless to provide shelter to illegal aliens. The contract requires the organization to distribute voter registration forms to individuals who stay at the shelters.


There is also some evidence of noncitizens voting in federal elections. The Washington Times talked to a noncitizen who had been granted parole and registered and voted in North Carolina during the 2016 election.


Additionally, the Heritage Foundation's Oversight Project has documented 1,499 proven instances of voter fraud, including several instances of noncitizens attempting to vote or register to vote.

But this is not a new or previously unknown problem.

Our friend J. Christian Adams and his team at the Public Interest Legal Foundation, or PILF, conducted a study before the 2020 election documenting more than one thousand aliens on the voter rolls in just eight counties in Virginia.

In just eight Virginia counties, 1,046 alien non-citizens successfully registered to vote. Mind you, these are just the aliens who were accidentally caught because when they renewed their driver’s license, the told the truth they were a non-citizen.


That’s because of Motor Voter. Motor Voter, or the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, mandates that anyone who applies for a driver’s license must be offered voter registration.

To register, they must merely mark a checkbox that they are a citizen and sign the form. It’s a yes-no question, and thousands are lying — just in Virginia.


Virginia has no citizenship verification requirements like other states do, so the vulnerabilities in Motor Voter are amplified.  Voter ID is no solution either. These aliens are getting registered to vote when they are getting their photo ID cards!


Some groups like it this way. Soros-fueled organizations have brought lawsuits to stop states from verifying citizenship of registrants. The Advancement Project and Demos are the answers to the Jeopardy question: Who would ever be against verifying the citizenship of voters?


Why would they fight steps to prevent foreign influence on American elections? – raises even more ominous possibilities says Adams.


The Virginia report by PILF contains the responses of just eight Virginia counties to public inspection requests under Motor Voter for list maintenance documents demonstrating aliens who have been removed from the rolls.


The report compiled by PILF only reflects the eight counties who complied with the request, and only reflects the aliens who were caught. Without question, many many more aliens remain on the rolls who haven’t been caught says Adams. But at least now we have the names of people who were removed from the rolls by the hundreds for citizenship problems.

This is in a state and at the time when Republican Mark Obenshain lost his race to the Democrat candidate for Attorney General in 2013 by just 165 votes. 


And you don’t have to go back to the “ancient history” of the 2013, 2016 and 2020 elections to find aliens registered to vote.

Since 2021, government records show 186 voter registrants were “involuntarily purged” for citizenship issues in Pima County, Arizona. From this group, 7 are recorded casting ballots across two federal and local elections. This follows a similar finding of 222 canceled registrants in Maricopa County since 2015. The majority of registrants cancelled due to foreign nationality in Tucson came from partisan (read Democrat) voter registration drives.

Ultimately, the number of illegal votes doesn’t matter when the integrity of the process is at stake. Nobody should tolerate voter fraud, whether it comes in bunches as J. Christian Adams and the PILF report describe here, happens occasionally, or decides the outcome of an election. 


Lawlessness in elections is a precursor for lawlessness across our government and culture. The response of law enforcement officials to both single instances of voter fraud and the hundreds of examples documented in this report should be the same: swift, sure and unwavering. No excuses should be made for the lawless who taint the electoral process with non-citizen votes.

The Capitol Switchboard is (202-224-3121), call your Senators and Representative TODAY to demand that they co-sponsor and vote for the SAVE Act because only citizens should vote.

  • Congress

  • Only Citizens Vote Coalition

  • citizen-only voting

  • Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act

  • Executive Order 14019

  • Speaker Mike Johnson

  • citizenship to vote

  • voting laws

  • Rep. Chip Roy

  • H.R 8281

  • voter lists

  • elections integrity laws

  • Republican majority

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I am opposed to illegal aliens being granted drivers licenses, but there are ways to restrict how they are used for purposes other than driving. Just as some licenses restrict a person use based on the need to wear corretive lenses while driving or the restriction on the size and weight of vehcles the holder is allowed to drive, licenses can restrict their use as general ID's to vote, board airplanes, buy liquor, and for other specified purposes. It's time for state legislatures to create such restrictions. Of course, reality suggests that red states will and blue states won't, but any such moves would be an improvement.

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