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Non-citizens, dead people sent voter registration forms by federal government, Alabama Secretary of State uncovers

Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen is accusing the Biden Administration of utilizing federal policies to provide voter registration forms to non-citizens — as well as deceased individuals.

In a statement on Wednesday, Sec. Allen announced his office was informed by relatives of deceased voters they began to receive registration forms in the name of their late family member. Allen said he discovered this practice is being carried out at the direction of the federal government.

“We have received complaints from concerned Alabama voters who received voter registration forms in the mail addressed to a deceased relative,” Allen said. “Those voter registration mailings are not coming from my office but are, instead, coming from state agencies at the direction of the federal government due to an overly broad interpretation of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).”

“These practices are appalling and the federal law must be changed.”

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Allen, the state’s top election official, said he’s formally attempted to make contact with White House officials numerous times seeking an explanation for their new interpretation of the policy.

“In addition to testifying before the United States Senate committee regarding my office’s efforts to ensure that illegal immigrants and non-citizens are not voting in our elections, my office has made several attempts, both in writing and verbally, to gain clarification from the White House regarding the Biden Administration’s efforts to expand the NVRA through the implementation of Presidential Executive Order 104019,” Allen said.

“It is obvious to me that this EO is an attempt to federalize an expansion of voter registration policies originally established by the NVRA. I have requested access to public records and information related to those plans and their implementation within our state.”

Current federal policies mandate that anyone who comes into contact with certain state agencies be provided with voter registration information.

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The policy mandates that non-citizens receive information regarding registering to vote in Alabama and registration forms required to register to vote, Sec. Allen’s office says, adding that the purpose of the federal NVRA was never to provide voter registration forms to non-citizens or to deceased Americans.

Allen concluded with deep concern over non-Americans voting in U.S. elections.

“The Biden Administration is knowingly and purposefully enacting policies that result in supplying non-citizens with a mechanism to register to vote in our state and all 49 other states. Only American citizens should be allowed to participate in our elections. Biden’s attempt to take advantage of the crisis he created at the border by tying the hands of agencies such as Medicaid and forcing them to enact his scheme is disgraceful.”

“Election integrity is a top priority of this office and nobody, not even President Biden, is going to get me to back down from that.”

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on X @ShipleyAusten

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