Appeal to celebri­ty: Meet the groups Mike John­son took his Trump-backed plan to before any­one else

Appeal to celebrity: Meet the groups Mike Johnson took his Trump-backed plan to before anyone else

House Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA) report­ed­ly enlist­ed influ­encers as part of his push to pub­li­cize an elec­tion fraud bill along­side for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump.
After John­son and Trump made their pitch on the leg­is­la­tion on Fri­day, sev­er­al Repub­li­can social media accounts tout­ed the SAVE Act. NBC News report­ed that Johnson’s office gave sev­er­al of the accounts back­ground infor­ma­tion before the unveil­ing.
The leg­is­la­tion, which has yet to be filed, would require states to remove nonci­t­i­zens from vot­er rolls and require proof of cit­i­zen­ship to vote. In fed­er­al elec­tions, only cit­i­zens are allowed to vote, but in some elec­tions, nonci­t­i­zens have been allowed to vote for local offices.
Var­i­ous accounts on X, includ­ing Stu­dents for Trump Chair­man Ryan Fournier’s, “DC_Draino,” and “End Wok­e­ness,” pro­mot­ed the leg­is­la­tion as “good news” and implored Con­gress to pass it.

Speak­er Mike John­son and Pres­i­dent Tr …