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Pelosi Says Biden Shouldn’t Debate Trump

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday that she personally doesn’t think there should be debates between former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for President and President Donald Trump ahead of the November election.

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“Don’t tell anybody I told you this, especially don’t tell Joe Biden,” she remarked.

“I don’t think that there should be any debates. I do no think that the President of the United States has comported himself in a way that anybody that has any association with truth, evidence, data, and facts. I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him, nor a debate, in terms of the presidency of the United States,” Pelosi explained.

“Now I know that the Biden Campaign thinks in a different way about this, but I thought what he did in 2016 was disgraceful, stalking Hillary Clinton like that. I was disappointed that the press didn’t say ‘go back to your station, you don’t own this stage, you have your own podium, she has hers.'”

Pelosi added that she expects Trump to “act in a way that is beneath the dignity of the presidency. He does that every day,” adding “but I think he will also belittle what the debates are supposed to be about and they’re not to be about skullduggery on the part of somebody who has no respect for the office he holds much less the democratic process.”

Moreover, Pelosi said Trump’s behavior is consistent with his ‘undermining’ of the election process.

The Biden and Trump campaigns have agreed to hold three debates before November. They are scheduled to take place on Sept. 29, Oct. 15 and Oct. 22, The Washington Post first reported.

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There is ‘repeated evidence’ of non-citizens voting

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There is “repeated evidence” of non-citizens voting, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) said during an appearance on Breitbart News Daily, discussing the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act.

“Let me just say this about the overall state of the election issue,” Roy began, explaining that “we’ve got repeated evidence of those who are here illegally — or, or whether they’re here legally — but non-citizens voting.”

“We’ve got studies demonstrating that. We’ve got evidence that it may have tipped the election for Al Franken and his election back in Minnesota. Objective studies have showed…Virginia tossing out 1,500 registered voters just last year. I can go through a laundry list. We’ve got local jurisdictions — Oakland, San Francisco, our nation’s capital in Washington, DC, and New York City — who are registering voters specifically for their state and local elections, but we know that they don’t work hard to make sure they’re not voting in federal elections,” he said, noting that “federal law prohibits [and] limits the ability of states to be able to check and ensure citizenship, so much so that the state of Arizona has to run two systems — one for their state local elections and one for their federal elections.”

“They’re literally bifurcated because they want to ensure citizenship for their state and local elections, but they’re not allowed to for federal elections. Therefore, we need to fix the problem,” he said.

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Further, Roy said, because of the Motor Voter Act — the National Voter Registration Act — passed in the 1990s, the courts have interpreted federal laws to limit the state’s ability to “determine and collect the information necessary for determining and checking citizenship.”

Essentially, Roy said the U.S. has set up a system that requires federal agencies to push out the forms, encouraging individuals to register to vote. And while they ask one to identify if they are a citizen, and while federal law requires one to be a citizen to vote in federal elections, the congressman said there is nothing there to actually check citizenship.

The SAVE Act would help address these issues and correct what Roy described as the “glitch,” making it so every state would require anyone applying to register to vote to prove their citizenship.

“By doing that, though, it is correcting the glitch. It also goes through and it addresses some of the issues that have been complicated. There are states, for example, like North Dakota, which does not have voter registration at all, okay? So they can just show up to vote and don’t have registration…They have their own rules there about what you have to present in order just to vote. And that’s obviously a less populated state than, say, California or Texas or New York or Florida. But, so, we adapt and try to adjust to help with those kinds of situations. But, overall, the purpose of the bill is exactly as you just described, pretty simple,” Roy said. This is a bipartisan issue with massive support.

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