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Under Washington D.C. Democrats’ failed takeover of elections, states would have been required to register foreign citizens to vote

Arlington, VA – The Missouri House has advanced a constitutional amendment to ensure that only U.S. citizens can vote in Missouri elections while also banning the disastrous practice of Ranked-Choice Voting in the state.

Specifically, HJR 104 would submit a referendum to the November ballot providing that only citizens of the United States over the age of 18 who are residents of Missouri are entitled to vote at all elections—an overwhelmingly obvious and popular position with Missouri voters.

Furthermore, voters shall have only a single vote and under no circumstance shall he or she be permitted to cast a ballot in a manner that results in the ranking of candidates for a particular office. Candidates receiving the greatest number of votes at a primary election shall be the only candidate for their party at the general election, with those receiving the greatest number of votes in the general election declared the winner.

The Senate previously approved the resolution’s companion, SJR 78.

National Chairman of the Election Transparency Initiative and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued the following statement:

“Because Washington, D.C. Democrats have sought to destroy the foundational, ‘one person-one vote’ right of American citizens, it’s critical that lawmakers in every state draw the line and stand tall in defense of Election Integrity. We thank the House and the resolution’s champions—especially at a time when illegal aliens are flooding our country at historic levels—and urge their swift approval of the Senate resolution to give voters the final say they deserve.

“The radical Left can’t credibly say that they don’t want illegals to vote nor that foreign-citizen voting isn’t an issue worth addressing. Had they succeeded in passing their federal takeover of elections into law via H.R. 1, make no mistake states would have been required to automatically register foreign citizens to vote.”

Executive Director of Missouri-based Liberty Alliance USA Spencer Bone issued the following statement:

“Missouri has long been the target of Left-wing activist billionaires who want to change the way we conduct our elections and rig the results in their favor. We applaud the House for taking this important step to protect our state from foreign citizen voting schemes. The Left will do anything they can to overrule the Conservative Majority in our state. The next step is to pass SJR 78 and allow Missouri voters to make their voices heard.”

Executive Director of Honest Elections Project Action and Chair of the national Stop RCV coalition Jason Snead issued the following statement:

“Americans deserve elections they can trust. But across the country, Left-wing special interests are pushing non-citizen voting and complicated schemes like Ranked-Choice Voting that disenfranchise American citizens. I applaud the Missouri House for tackling these issues head-on and passing a constitutional amendment to ban them. The people of Missouri deserve the chance to protect the principle of ‘one person, one vote’ from the Left’s never-ending attempts to skew voting laws for political gain.

“Ranked-Choice Voting makes it harder to vote and harder to trust the results of elections. It is so complicated and confusing that numerous cities across America have tried it and repealed it. That isn’t stopping the Left from spending millions to spread unpopular Ranked-Choice Voting across the country. Whether it’s with Ranked-Choice Voting or non-citizen voting, the liberal special interests are looking for every opportunity to push American politics to the Left.”

President of AMAC Action Bob Carlstrom issued the following statement:

“AMAC’s nearly 51,000 members in Missouri have made it very clear that they treasure their right to vote. The Ranked-Choice Voting scheme has been proven to confuse voters and skew election results in other states. This scheme coupled with the Left’s attempt to further corrupt the election process by providing a pathway to vote for people who are in this country illegally are nothing more than shameful tactics to ensure their power in perpetuity.

“Kudos to the House for passing HJR 104 and making the strong statement that only U.S. citizens may vote in Missouri’s elections and that Ranked-Choice Voting has no place in the state’s election process. Now, the House must finish the job by passing SJR 78 and giving Missouri’s voters the chance to speak their minds on election integrity.”

Beginning in 2019, Washington, D.C. Democrats attempted to impose a federal takeover of states’ elections which would have resulted in the automatic dumping of millions of legal and illegal aliens on to the voter rolls. Under H.R. 1, which they attempted to pass by eliminating the 60-vote legislative filibuster, states would be required to register illegal aliens to vote, state officials would be threatened with criminal liability if they attempt to interfere, and penalties for such illegal voting would be removed—cancelling out millions of American votes.

  • Section 1012: Mandates states to perform automatic voter registration of every adult on numerous state databases, without regard to citizenship.
  • Section 1015: Decriminalizes foreigners voting in American elections if they were registered via H.R.1’s mandatory voter registration provisions (i.e., Sec. 1012). And to intimidate state and local folks from cleaning foreign citizens off the voter rolls.
  • Section 1201: Introduces a new, vaguely worded criminal offense if a prosecutor decides a state official’s efforts to keep their voter rolls clean may have ‘interfered’ with registering such person, again regardless of whether or not the registrant was a U.S. Citizen.

Ranked-Choice Voting, also known as ‘Instant-Runoff Voting’ and ‘Preferential Voting,’ is a scheme that has made voting more confusing and difficult, reduced transparency, and put confidence and certainty at risk when implemented in public elections, with horror stories in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, New York, Utah, Virginia and elsewhere. The practice has been backed by anti-Election Integrity megadonors financing a nationwide campaign intended to dramatically push our politics to the Left, to elevate Left-leaning politicians, and to weaken political parties to their benefit.

As designed, Ranked-Choice Voting manufactures a majority winner by routinely ‘exhausting’—or throwing out—thousands of ballots so candidates need only win a majority of the remaining votes, not a majority of all votes cast.

Provided here is a comprehensive list of RCV horror stories.

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The Election Transparency Initiative, a partnership between the American Principles Project (APP) and Susan B. Anthony (SBA) Pro-Life America, was organized to combat federal H.R. 1 and H.R. 4 legislation and advocate for state-based election reforms that voters can trust.