House Speaker Johnson introduces bill barring illegal immigrants from voting

by ian

The House GOP unveiled a bill to bar illegal immigrants from voting yesterday.

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) introduced the act nearly a month after he first signaled he would push to have individuals provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote. According to Johnson, hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants could vote in November.

The current law only requires proof of identity like a driver’s license or Social Security number when registering to vote. Republicans say that doesn’t go far enough.

Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) says that the U.S. needs to guarantee that only citizens can vote in federal elections.