Congressman Introduces 'You Must Be Alive to Vote Act' Bill; It's Not Only Not Silly, It Needs to Happen 'Yesterday'

Congressman Introduces 'You Must Be Alive to Vote Act' Bill; It's Not Only Not Silly, It Needs to Happen 'Yesterday'
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At first glance, the name of Texas Republican Rep. Brian Babin’s proposed “You Must Be Alive to Vote Act” legislation appears obvious, if not downright hilarious.

But given the post-election cluster in which we now find ourselves, there’s nothing funny about “YMBAVA” — and it must be passed by Congress and signed by the next president of the United States — if not the current president — posthaste.

Babin’s proposed legislation comes as at least a portion of the 74 million voters who supported Donald Trump not only believe a substantial number of dead people “voted,” but also that the Democrats helped make it happen, while some on the Left claim that dead people voting is “extremely rare.” (Of course, they do.)

“I’m leading the effort in Congress to put a stop to people illegally casting ballots using the names of the deceased.

“My bill, the You Must Be Alive to Vote Act, guarantees this type of voter fraud is never successful.

“Without election integrity – our democracy will fail.”

#CommonSense  — except to the Democrat Party.

“It’s sad to say,” Babin told One America News, but…

“[YMBAVA] is a necessary item that we must introduce in light of the fact that we still have a lot of problems with a lot of perception out there, about half of America, that we don’t have an open and transparent election process. You would think it would be unnecessary to have a bill like this; it goes without saying that you should be alive before you get to vote.”

Babin noted one example of fraudulent activity in southern Florida.

“We’ve uncovered some fraudulent plans to register a bunch of people to vote down in South Florida. It’s the easiest thing in the world for these local counties to purge their voter lists of deceased individuals. All they have to do is go to the Social Security system and crosscheck against their deceased Social Security recipients on their list and then purge them off of their voter list.”

Babin told OAN it’s easy to “steal the ballot of a deceased person” — which should “outrage every American citizen,” adding, “no matter what side of the aisle they sit on.

“The right to vote is one of the most vital pillars of our democracy, the foundations of which are election integrity and confidence in our democratic processes.

“The ease with which someone is able to steal the ballot of a deceased person and cast an illegitimate vote should disturb, alarm, and outrage every American citizen, no matter what side of the aisle they sit on.

“To protect our democratic process and Americans’ faith in our elections, we must ensure that deceased individuals are not allowed to remain on state voter rolls.”

In a statement released on Friday, Babin said his legislation requires the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Education to withhold funds from counties of states that fail to check their voter lists against Social Security death records on an annual basis.

“My bill will prevent any funds from the U.S. Departments of Transportation or Education, with the exception of those going toward law enforcement agency grants, from going to counties of any state that do not annually check their voter lists against the Social Security Administration’s most recent death records in order to purge them of any individuals found to be deceased.

“All elected officials, from your local city council member to your U.S. President, have an obligation to obey the law and prevent fraud in our elections, and Congress should not be awarding taxpayer dollars to any counties or states that refuse to do the job they swore to do.”

Any bets against whether despicable hacks Nancy Pelosi and Chucky Schumer will not only reject Congressman Babin’s legislation outright; they will also concoct a twisted lie as an excuse to label it “racist”? Yeah, me neither.

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