Top red state official demands answers on Biden executive order 'attempting to register' illegals to vote --Mississippi SOS Michael Watson says the Biden executive order creates 'numerous opportunities' for ineligible voters to vote | 11 March 2024 | Mississippi's Secretary of State has sent a letter to Joe Biden's Department of Justice asking it to stop enforcing a Biden executive order that he warns is being used to attempt to register ineligible convicts and illegal immigrants to vote. "As you are aware, on March 7, 2021, President [sic] Biden issued Executive Order No. 14019 which sought to turn the Department of Justice agencies from their historical missions of law enforcement to voter registration and get out the vote operations," Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson wrote in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland this week. "These efforts are an intrusion into state matters and are a misuse of federal revenue and resources. In addition, it appears that these efforts have led to agencies under your charge attempting to register people to vote, including potentially ineligible felons and to co-opt state and local officials into accomplishing this goal." ...The letter specifically addresses concerns that illegal immigrants in the Mississippi prison system could potentially be registered to vote through this executive order if the program is not closely monitored.

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