Speaker Johnson unveils election bill to ban noncitizens from voting

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) unveiled his long-awaited bill to bar noncitizens from voting in federal elections, a measure he first teased alongside former President Donald Trump nearly a month ago. 

Johnson, along with Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) and other GOP lawmakers, introduced the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act on Wednesday, seeking to amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require individuals to provide proof of citizenship before registering to vote. The bill comes after the speaker joined Trump in Mar-a-Lago last month to voice concerns about election integrity ahead of the November election. 

“There is currently an unprecedented and a clear and present danger to the integrity of our election system,” Johnson said. “And that is the threat of noncitizens and illegal aliens voting in our elections.”

Johnson expressed concerns that “potentially hundreds of thousands of votes” will be cast
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