Texas’ Brian Babin Introduces “You Must Be Alive to Vote Act,” Defunding Counties That Don’t Verify Voter Lists

A Texas Member of Congress is introducing legislation that requires counties to verify the accuracy of their voting rolls and ensure any deceased individuals are removed as valid voters. Americans have questioned election systems that fail to account for the deaths of registered voters in the aftermath of the 2020 election, enabling potential fraudsters to intercept and cast ballots in the name of citizens that have since died.

Babin’s legislation, the “You Must be Alive to Vote Act,” requires counties to annually cross-reference their voter lists with the Social Security Administration’s death records. Deceased individuals will be removed from the lists, eliminating the potential of fraud.

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,said Babin in a statement provided on the legislation. “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.

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.

Tucker Carlson has documented several incidences of ballots intended for deceased individuals being counted in the 2020 election.

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