House Passes Bill Banning Noncitizen Voting

Washington, D.C., city counsel had changed laws to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections.

This week, the House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by Representative August Pfluger of Texas to “prohibit individuals who are not citizens of the United States from voting in elections in the District of Columbia.” The bill came in response to the Washington, D.C., city council amending voting laws in 2022 to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections.

House Speaker Mike Johnson of Louisiana said, “There is currently an unprecedented and a clear and present danger to the integrity of our election system, and that is the threat of noncitizens and illegal aliens voting in our elections.”

He continued, “The city council has decided they want noncitizens and foreign actors deciding who will serve as mayor and the local, attorney general here. As the body in charge of overseeing DC, Congress will not support such lawless behavior.”

House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer of Kentucky said, “Voting is a pillar of American democracy and a constitutional right that undeniably needs to be protected and preserved for citizens of this country.”

Federal law already prohibits noncitizens from voting in federal elections.

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Sources: Townhall, The Hill, The Federalist


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