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Claudia Tenney calls for Gov. Cuomo’s resignation and the need for voter ID

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New York Congresswoman-elect Claudia Tenney, R, joined Sara Carter on the “Sara Carter Show” podcast Monday to discuss her marathon election victory that was challenged for nearly 100 days and the need for election reforms, such as implementing voter I.D. to restore election integrity.

The New York State Board of Elections finally certified Tenney as the Republican winner against Democratic incumbent Anthony Brindisi in New York’s 22nd Congressional District Monday, after a 97-day review process by a judge.

Throughout the ballot counting process, there were many election irregularities, Tenney said, but no evidence of election fraud.

“This is all been overseen judicially every time there were objections,” Tenney said, explaining why the process took 97 days.

“All of those ballots that were rejected by the [Dominion voting machines] were taken aside and hand counted and actually audited by the boards of election in each county, and every vote was counted for,” Tenney said.

“Not only did we go through and test the machines and do machine counts, the machines were cross checked with hand counts.”

The judge overseeing the election ruled that every valid vote that was cast in New York’s 22nd congressional district had been accounted for.

After the judge’s ruling, Marc Elias, a democratic attorney representing Brindisi, demanded that the ballots be recounted by hand.

“Now, all of a sudden, the democrats and my opponent led by Marc Elias are complaining that we need to hand count the Dominion voting machines. But all of this was actually accounted for in this very exhaustive, thorough process. And it’s interesting, because in a prior brief… Marc Elias’s team said that there is no need for a full re-canvass, it would take too much time and that it’s vitally important this seat be filled by January 3 so the people in the 22nd congressional district have a representative and a voice in Washington. The hypocrisy of this is really just incredible.”

“You’re undermining elections and democratic processes. And you should be having a warning label under your Twitter feed for actually making these kinds of allegations,” Tenney said.

Tenney is calling for the resignation of New York gov. Andrew Cuomo and an entire election reform.

“I would love to have a recall statute,” Tenney said.

“When you have a one-party role in a state where so many jobs and so much is dependent on the governor…a lot of Republicans just say, ‘Hey, we got to stay quiet, he’s gonna cut us off.’ And he uses his leverage, all the time to go after these people and to and to really demand, fealty to the king, in a lot of ways. I think that’s what’s happening in New York. I wish people would wake up in New York State and realize it, and the people who have woken up, unfortunately, have moved out of the state. But we have to stay in fight we have to me we have a state of great future. But we can’t have people giving up.”

“I’m staying here to fight the fight in New York,” Tenney said. “We need to do that. We need to bring our state back. I really think if we could just change the governor and maybe chip away a few seats in the Senate and the Assembly, you can see us come back, we can save our small business community. We’re once the Empire State, we have the largest emigration of people than any state in the country. And they’re going to Florida and Tennessee and Texas. They’re just getting out of here, because they don’t want to be under this one party rule system that the governor has created.”

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GOP bill proposes extra measures to ensure noncitizens are unable to vote in federal elections

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GOP members of both the U.S. House and Senate introduced a bill to add safeguards to ensure that non U.S. citizens who are already prohibited from voting in federal elections, do not do so. The bill seeks to amend the National Voter Registration Act to require documentary proof of United States citizenship to register to vote.

The Center Square reports that It would require states to obtain proof of citizenship – in person – when registering an individual to vote. Applicants would have to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote in person, when applying for a motor vehicle license, and when applying to vote by mail. The bill lists accepted citizenship documentation and requirements for voter registration agencies.

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, led a coalition of 49 Republicans to introduce the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act in the U.S. House. U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, with several cosponsors, introduced the same bill in the Senate.

Citing the border crisis and the greatest number of foreign nationals illegally entering the country in U.S. history, the measure’s supporters expressed alarm that instead of being deported, many are being registered to vote.

“There is currently an unprecedented and a clear and present danger to the integrity of our election system,” House Speaker Mike Johnson said. “And that is the threat of non-citizens and illegal aliens voting in our elections. In the last five and a half months or so, I’ve been to over 101 cities doing events all around the country in more than half the states. The first or second question that I’m asked in every public forum is about election security. Americans are deeply concerned about this. And it doesn’t matter where you live or whether you’re in a blue state or a red state, everyone’s concerned.”

Johnson blamed President Joe Biden and his administration’s policies for for what he described as widespread concern about election integrity.

“… we now have so many non-citizens in the country that if only one out of 100 of those voted, they would cast hundreds of thousands of votes,” the speaker added. “And since our elections are so razor thin in these days that we’re in, just a few precincts in a few states decide the makeup of Congress and who is elected to the White House. This is a dangerously high number, and it’s a great concern to millions and millions of Americans. It could obviously change the outcome of our elections, and this is not an empty threat or concern.”

It is already a federal crime for non-citizens to vote in a federal election. Despite this, Johnson said, “no current mechanism to ensure only those registering or voting are actually citizens. … If a nefarious actor wants to intervene in our elections, all they have to do is check a box on a form and sign their name. That’s it. That’s all that’s required. And there’s a very small chance that illegal would get caught [because] states do not have the election infrastructure in place to confirm what they’ve said.”

Johnson said noncitizens “can simply go to their local welfare office or the DMV and register to vote there,” adding that “states are currently prohibited from asking someone to prove that they’re a citizen when they use the federal voter registration form.”

He also gave examples of “a growing number of localities” that are “blurring the lines for non-citizens by allowing them to vote in municipal local elections.

“You might not know this, but non-citizens are voting,” he warned Americans. “Democrats have expressed a desire to turn on citizens and voters. That’s what this open border has been all about.”

Roy said the proposed SAVE Act “would thwart Democrat efforts to cement one-party rule by upholding and strengthening current law that permits only U.S. citizens to vote in Federal elections.”

Lee said the bill should “pass right away” and unanimously in both houses of Congress. “The only reason to oppose this … would be if you want noncitizens to vote.”

It also would create a new program requiring the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration to share information with state registration systems. States would be required to identify noncitizens attempting to register to vote by accessing data in DHS’ Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements program and the SSA’s Social Security Number Verification Service. The information would be compared with data from state agencies that supply state identification cards or driver’s licenses.

The bill also would require states to remove non-citizens from existing voter rolls and increases federal penalties for those who register non-citizens to vote in federal elections.

 

 

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