Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson, a Republican, is warning the Biden administration to stop its efforts to register illegal aliens and felons to vote.

Watson sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland alerting him to Joe Biden’s recent executive order that he says is “attempting to register people to vote, including potentially ineligible felons and to co-opt state and local officials into accomplishing this goal.”

Biden’s order, which the president claims is meant to promote “access to voting,” is supposedly designed to eliminate “racial discrimination” at polling places. The order directs federal agencies, including the DOJ, to “consider ways to expand citizens’ opportunities to register to vote and to obtain information about, and participate in, the electoral process.”

But Watson says the order will end up breaking the law because it mandates that voting materials be handed out to anyone who requests them, not to mention people in jails.

This, Watson says, would force government agencies to give the materials to people who are ineligible to vote.

“Our understanding is that everyone in the Marshals’ custody is given a form advising them of their right to register and vote,” his letter said, according to Fox News. “Providing ineligible non-citizens with information on how to register to vote undoubtedly encourages them to illegally register to vote, exposing them to legal jeopardy beyond their immigration status.”

Watson insisted that Biden’s order “undoubtedly encourages” people who are ineligible to register to vote and to then illegally vote in our elections.

He also said that this order would also empower groups that knowingly register ineligible voters for partisan reasons.

“Many outside groups performing voter registration and vote harvesting services are partisan entities with a history of being unreliable. There have been documented instances of these groups providing incorrect directions to voters,” he warned. “It is not proper for the Federal government to push partisan groups into the voting process in Mississippi or any other state.”

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