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Secretary of State seeks to bar non-citizens from voting in Georgia

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger signs a petition urging citizen-only voting as Georgia voter Ken Hand, left, and Americans for Citizens Voting President Christopher Arps look on. Photo courtesy of ACV.

Georgia’s top election official wants state lawmakers to change the state constitution so that only American citizens can vote in municipal elections.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger recently became the first Georgian to sign a petition calling for that amendment to the state constitution.

“I understand how important it is to have the right to vote,” Raffensperger said during a press conference. “People have fought for it and marched for it. It’s a very important right and when people go through the lawful process if they weren’t born here, they really value American citizenship.” Raffensperger said.

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