Missouri Senate Passes Amendment Banning Non-U.S. Citizens From Voting, Eliminating Ranked-Choice Voting
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The Missouri Senate approved a constitutional amendment to ban non-U.S. citizens from voting and also ban ranked-choice voting.

The bill, SJR 78, if passed by the Missouri House, would present the amendment on the November ballot.

“The amendment provides that only citizens of the United States over the age of 18 who are residents of Missouri and of the political subdivision in which they offer to vote are entitled to vote at all elections,” the bill states. “This amendment specifies that all elections shall be by paper ballot or by any mechanical method prescribed by law. Furthermore, voters shall only be entitled to one vote for each issue on the ballot and the same amount of votes for each office as there are seats to be filled at the election. Under no circumstance shall a voter be permitted to cast a ballot in a manner that results in the ranking of candidates for a particular office.”

“The candidate that receives the greatest number of votes in a political party primary shall be the only candidate for that political party at the general election,” the bill continues. “The name of such candidate shall be placed on the official ballot at the general election, unless removed or replaced as provided by law.”

“Especially at a time when illegal aliens are flooding our country at historic levels, it’s incumbent upon lawmakers to protect the right to vote and ensure that only U.S. citizens decide the outcome of U.S. elections,” former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli stated, according to the Election Transparency Initiative. “All the while, anti-Election Integrity megadonors are financing a nationwide campaign to promote the disastrous Ranked-Choice Voting scheme intended to cement Left-wing power for generations to come—it must always be rejected.”

“Year after year, Missouri has been targeted by the Left in their goal to overthrow elections,” Spencer Bone, the Executive Director of Liberty Alliance USA, stated. “The Left-wing activists pushing both ranked-choice and noncitizen voting want to dismantle the political party system, so Conservatives NEVER have a voice. The passage of SJR 78 is a major step forward in stopping the Left’s mission to overthrow our elections. The Senate has delivered, now it’s time for the House to do the same. It’s time for them to step up, hold the line, and finish the job.”

Jason Snead, the Executive Director of Honest Elections Project Action and Chair of the Stop RCV coalition, echoed:

At every turn, so-called progressives have attempted to impose Ranked-Choice Voting and non-citizen voting on voters in order to push American politics to the Left. The Senate took an aggressive stand against these tactics by taking these issues directly to the people of Missouri.

Ranked-Choice Voting will not solve any problems. Instead, it will cause them. It will create confusion with voters, make it harder on election officials to do their job, and ensure that election results are difficult to understand and trust. It is so complicated and confusing that numerous cities across America have tried it and repealed it. Nevertheless, the nation’s biggest Left-wing donors are spending tens of millions to change the rules of elections to benefit themselves by instituting Ranked-Choice Voting and non-citizen voting.

For a detailed criticism of ranked-choice voting, see here.

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