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NC's Dem Governor Protects Non-Citizen Voters as 2020 Election Nears

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A common-sense election security bill was shut down by North Carolina’s Democratic governor, signaling that non-citizen voters have one less thing to worry about now.

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed North Carolina Senate Bill 250 on Wednesday.

The bill would have helped clean the state’s elections by taking the information of those who were excused from jury duty for being non-citizens and allowing election officials to purge any of those people from the voter rolls.

Instead of throwing his signature behind this easy way to tighten up election security, the governor instead decided to kill the bill entirely.

Cooper’s reasoning was that in purging the voter rolls of non-citizens, legal voters might get caught up in the process, depriving them of their right to cast a vote.

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“Only citizens should be allowed to vote,” Cooper wrote in his veto. “But blocking legitimate voters from casting a ballot is a risk we cannot take when the law already prevents non-citizens from voting and has legitimate mechanisms to remove them from the rolls.

“This legislation creates a high risk of voter harassment and intimidation and could discourage citizens from voting.”

Although Cooper insists that there are “mechanisms” in place to prevent non-citizens from voting, fraud doesn’t seem to be nonexistent in the state.

According to The News & Observer in Raleigh, over 500 ineligible voters cast ballots in the 2016 elections. While not enough to have influenced the outcome, it proves that the system isn’t bulletproof.

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While the governor is worried about potential citizens being kept from voting, each invalid ballot in effect acts to cancel out the vote of a rightful resident.

Any potential non-citizen on the voter rolls who would have been discovered through this bill is now seemingly safe from exposure.

Many of those not allowed to vote are automatically registered by departments of the state itself, creating a nightmare scenario for anyone trying to secure the voter rolls.

“Non-citizens most often become registered to vote by mistake when they fill out an application for a service, like a driver’s license,” Christian Adams of the Public Interest Legal Foundation told Breitbart News.

“Instead of adopting a simple procedure to catch those errors, Gov. Cooper bowed to the radical left’s desire to keep non-citizen voter participation an unspeakable matter,” Adams said.

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With the 2020 election shaping up to be one of the most contested in memory, it’s crucial that every vote cast is by an American who is legally allowed to vote.

Unfortunately for residents of North Carolina, it looks like the governor is intent on destroying any attempt to ensure that elections are free from fraud.

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Jared has written more than 200 articles and assigned hundreds more since he joined The Western Journal in February 2017. He was an infantryman in the Arkansas and Georgia National Guard and is a husband, dad and aspiring farmer.
Jared has written more than 200 articles and assigned hundreds more since he joined The Western Journal in February 2017. He is a husband, dad, and aspiring farmer. He was an infantryman in the Arkansas and Georgia National Guard. If he's not with his wife and son, then he's either shooting guns or working on his motorcycle.
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