Can't copy lowercase version of list

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I am trying to write a program that ensures new users of a website all have a unique username. To do this, I am trying to make a copy of a list that's all lowercase to check new usernames against existing usernames. I am getting an error and the problem seems to be with copying the list.
Here's my code:

Python:
current_users = ['nikki', 'sarah', 'steven', 'john', 'ellen']
new_users = ['nikki', 'matt', 'jonathan', 'eric', 'sarah']

current_users_lower = current_users.lower()

for user in current_users_lower:
    if user in current_users_lower:
        print(f"Sorry, {user}, that username is already taken.")
    else:
        print(f"Welcome, {user}.")

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
 
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You are trying to lowercase a list. You will have to go through each element of the list to lowercase it.
Python:
current_users = ['nikki', 'sarah', 'steven', 'john', 'ellen']
new_users = ['Nikki', 'matt', 'Jonathan', 'eric', 'Sarah']

# List comp. to build a new list with all lowercase.
new_users_lower = [user.lower() for user in new_users]

for user in new_users_lower:
    if user in current_users:
        print(f'Sorry, {user}, that name is already taken.')
    else:
        print(f'Welcome {user}!')
 
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You are trying to lowercase a list. You will have to go through each element of the list to lowercase it.
Python:
current_users = ['nikki', 'sarah', 'steven', 'john', 'ellen']
new_users = ['Nikki', 'matt', 'Jonathan', 'eric', 'Sarah']

# List comp. to build a new list with all lowercase.
new_users_lower = [user.lower() for user in new_users]

for user in new_users_lower:
    if user in current_users:
        print(f'Sorry, {user}, that name is already taken.')
    else:
        print(f'Welcome {user}!')
Thank-you.
 
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You can use also map
in the case that list "current_users" is always contain users name in lower case
[ on-line ]
HTML:
current_users = ['nikki', 'sarah', 'steven', 'john', 'ellen']
new_users = ['Nikki', 'matt', 'sarah', 'jonathan', 'eric', 'sarah', 'nikki']

new_users_lower = map(str.lower, new_users)

for user in new_users_lower:
    if user in current_users:
        print(f"Sorry, {user}, that username is already taken.")
    else:
        print(f"Welcome, {user}.")


BTW,
[ on-line ]
Python:
current_users = ['nikki', 'sarah', 'steven', 'john', 'ellen']
new_users = ['Nikki', 'matt', 'sarah', 'jonathan', 'Matt', 'eric', 'sarah', 'nikki']

welcome = set()
taken = set()

for user in new_users:
    user = user.lower()
    if user in current_users:
        taken.add(user)
    else:
        welcome.add(user)

print("Welcome users:", welcome)
print("Taken users:", taken)
 
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