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198 House Democrats Voted NO on Requiring Proof of Citizenship to Vote

Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries led the opposition yesterday to the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act, arguing alternately that the bill was an “extreme MAGA Republican voter suppression bill”, that “does nothing.”

He’s half right.  Requiring documentary proof of citizenship for voter registration would suppress votes – illegal votes.

Democrats also argued the bill would create an “extreme burden for countless Americans” (really?) and “further intimidate election officials and overburden states’ abilities to enroll new voters.” This may be the first time in history that Democrats were concerned about compliance costs.

The bill passed 221-198 with unanimous Republican support.

These are the five Democrats who voted yes:

And this is the shameful list of 198 Democrats who are opposed to proof of citizenship for voting in federal elections:

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