Biden Administration Opposes SAVE Act to Block Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration

In a controversial move, President Joe Biden has signaled his intention to block the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act, a piece of legislation that mandates proof of American citizenship for voter registration in federal elections. Introduced by Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) and backed by over 100 House Republicans, the SAVE Act aims to ensure that only U.S. citizens can vote in federal elections.

“Federal law has been interpreted to prohibit states from checking to see if you’re a citizen even though, technically, the law says you must be a citizen,” Roy told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview.

This week, the Biden administration released a statement strongly opposing the SAVE Act, arguing that it is unnecessary and based on false premises.

“This bill would do nothing to safeguard our elections but would make it much harder for all eligible Americans to register to vote and increase the risk that eligible voters are purged from voter rolls,” the statement reads. “The evidence is clear that the current laws to prevent noncitizen voting are working as intended — it is extraordinarily rare for noncitizens to break the law by voting in federal elections.”

Instead, the Biden administration is advocating for the passage of the Freedom to Vote Act, which seeks to restore voting rights to millions of felons who have completed their sentences. Additionally, this bill proposes nationwide mail-in voting and automatic voter registration.

House Democrats are actively working to rally votes against the SAVE Act, putting elected representatives in swing districts in a difficult position just months before the November elections.