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Arlington, VA – 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 awaits final Floor consideration by the State House.

Previously approved by the State Senate last month, SJR 78 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.

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

“Missouri is leading the two-pronged fight against foreign-citizen voting and Ranked-Choice Voting. We thank the resolution’s champions, especially Speaker Dean Plocher, Rep. Ben Baker, and Sen. Ben Brown for their profound commitment to Election Integrity. Especially at a time when illegal aliens are flooding our country at historic levels, we urge the House to defend the foundational, one person-one vote principle bestowed to American citizens by giving voters the final say they deserve.

“SJR 78 has come so far in the face of intense opposition from the radical Left, who want more than anything to destroy the right to vote. It’s time to finish the job and give voters the confidence they deserve by passing a clean resolution without delay.”

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

“The Left has no intention of stopping their effort to undermine the integrity of our elections. SJR 78 is Missouri’s only chance to stop both noncitizen and Ranked-Choice Voting. We call on the House to take action and bring SJR 78 to the Floor for a full vote to make Missouri a national leader for Election Integrity.”

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

“American elections should be decided by American citizens. SJR 78 protects Missouri’s elections from noncitizen voting and Ranked-Choice Voting, two schemes backed by the far-Left to fundamentally remake American politics. The Missouri House should pass SJR 78 right away, and make sure that voters have the chance this fall to decide once and for all that in Missouri, only citizens have the right to vote.”

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 Senate for passing SJR 78 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 the resolution and giving Missouri’s voters the chance to speak their minds on Election Integrity.”

Beginning in 2019, Washington, D.C. Democrats attempted to pass a federal takeover of 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, states would have been 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., via Sec. 1012).

And to intimidate state and local officials 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.