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Trump and Johnson Advocate for Bill Against Non-Citizen Voting Amid Election Security Concerns

Donald Trump, the former president, and Mike Johnson, the House Speaker, have teamed up to support a bill that seeks to prevent non-citizens from voting in the United States. 

Republicans are collaborating to address concerns about election security despite a lack of evidence supporting widespread voter fraud. 

The proposed legislation will be discussed during a joint press conference on Friday at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.

A bill, backed by Johnson and endorsed by Trump, aims to tackle alleged weaknesses in the voting system concerning non-citizens’ voting. 

Federal laws already prohibit non-citizens from voting in federal elections, raising questions about the specific aims of the proposed legislation. 

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However, this matter provides another opportunity for Trump to emphasize election security and criticize the Biden administration’s approach to border security.

Trump’s participation in the initiative comes after his repeated allegations of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, despite a lack of substantial evidence to back up these claims. 

In a bid to garner support from Republican lawmakers and present a unified front for the upcoming 2024 elections, Trump has joined forces with Johnson to address the issue of election security.

Contrary to Trump’s assertions, the occurrence of non-citizens voting in US elections is extremely uncommon, lacking substantial empirical evidence to support such claims. 

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Research indicates that non-citizen voting accounts for a very small portion of the total number of votes, and the current safeguards have successfully prevented ineligible individuals from registering or voting.

Critics claim that the attention given to non-citizen voting contributes to spreading inaccurate stories about immigration and erodes confidence in the electoral system. 

Several states have taken steps to address potential vulnerabilities, but there are concerns about unintentionally disenfranchising eligible voters, including naturalized citizens.

Legislation aimed at non-citizen voting is part of the Republican party’s broader concerns regarding election integrity and voter fraud. 

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Nevertheless, voting rights advocates are warning about the potential impact of policies that may disproportionately harm marginalized communities and result in voter suppression.

Efforts to investigate claims of voter fraud continue, but concrete evidence of widespread election manipulation remains difficult to find. 

Prosecutions of voter fraud in the U.S. have been limited and do not pose a major risk to the integrity of the electoral process.

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Trump and Johnson are promoting their bill, while the ongoing debate over election security is influenced by partisan divisions that shape discussions on voting rights and immigration policy. 

In the midst of ongoing debates, the core principles of democracy and fair electoral practices continue to hold significant importance in the American political landscape. 

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