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Elon Musk: 2024 will be the last election ‘where US citizens will decide’ – vopbuzz

Elon Musk 2024 will be the last election where US.cms

NEW DELHI: Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla And SpaceX and one prominent technology figure, recently sparked a political debate with its claim that the 2024 US presidential election could be the last election decided solely by American citizens. The provocative statement, shared on his social media platform
Musk’s comment came in response to a new bill passed by House Republicans that aims to include a citizenship question on the national census, a move unanimously opposed by the White House and Democratic lawmakers.
The bill, known as the Equal Representation Act, is designed to change how congressional seats are allocated by excluding non-citizens from censuses used to allocate elections, according to a report in the Independent. House Speaker Mike Johnson defended the law, arguing that it was prudent to “count only American citizens in the election apportionment.”
This legislative change, if implemented, would affect states with large immigrant populations (both Democratic and Republican-leaning) by possibly reducing their representation in Congress. Critics of the bill argue that it violates the Fourteenth Amendment, which requires the “whole number of persons” in each state to be counted for census purposes. The Biden administration has expressed strong opposition to the bill, emphasizing the accuracy of the census and its commitment to upholding its historic tradition of non-political intervention.
Musk’s statements underscore a deepening divide in American society and politics over immigration and its effects on democracy. He frames the issue as a matter of election integrity and argues that the Democratic Party’s opposition to the bill is part of a broader strategy to increase their voter base through immigration, thus “disenfranchising” U.S. citizens. This dovetails with the broader rhetoric of some Republicans who see immigration as a threat to the electoral process. However, this point of view is quite controversial.
Research and data from organizations such as the American Immigration Council show that a significant portion of the U.S. immigrant population consists of naturalized citizens with the right to vote; This challenges the claim that non-citizens improperly influenced US elections.
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