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Georgia Secretary of State Calls or Amendment to Prevent Non-U.S. Citizens from Voting

Stephen Fowler
GPB News

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has renewed his call for a constitutional amendment prohibiting non-U.S. citizens from voting in elections in Georgia. He said a recent surge in illegal immigrants crossing the nation’s southern border makes stopping non-citizens from voting more important than ever.

He specifically cited efforts like those of the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, which is suing to end citizenship verification in the voter registration process which he says potentially exposes elections to foreign interference and diluting the power of legally registered voters.

A citizenship audit of Georgia’s voter rolls last year found 1,634 people who had tried to register to vote but could not be verified as U.S. citizens.

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