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NOT A CITIZEN? NO VOTE! Cruz Intros Legislation to Block Non-Citizens from Voting in D.C.

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.25.23

Texas Senator Ted Cruz introduced a bill this week that would prevent non-citizens from voting in local elections in Washington D.C. Cruz’s bill is a response to newly-passed legislation that would allow immigrants to vote in municipal elections.

Cruz announced the bill in a press release.

“Allowing non-citizens, including aliens occupying our nation illegally, to exercise a right reserved for American citizens not only violates the constitutional principles our nation was founded upon, but also naively invites foreign meddling in our elections,” Cruz said in the press release.

“Voting is a privilege and the tool by which American citizens exercise their say in who leads our country, how we spend our tax dollars, and what policies should be instituted. I am vehemently against unconstitutionally cheapening the votes of American citizens and ignoring the rule of law in this nation,” he added.

The bill is co-sponsored by fellow Republicans Sens. John Kennedy (R-LA), Steve Daines (R-MT), J.D. Vance (R-OH) and Rick Scott (R-FL). Texas Rep. Chip Roy is pushing the bill in the House.

From The Daily Wire:

The Washington, D.C., City Council voted in October to pass the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022 in a 12-1 vote. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser allowed the bill to pass without her signature, as she refused to veto the legislation.

The U.S. Congress has legislative authority over the District of Columbia. The city council transmitted the bill to Congress on January 11, with the House Oversight Committee seeking to block it the next day.

“The D.C. Council’s reckless decision to allow non-U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants the right to vote in local elections is an attack on the foundation of this republic,” said Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) in a statement. “This move by the Council is irresponsible and will only exacerbate the ongoing border crisis, subvert the voices of American citizens, and open the door for foreign adversaries to peddle influence in our nation’s capital.”

More over at The Daily Wire:

Cruz has been busy. The Lone Star Senator has also introduced legislation to impose term limits on members of Congress with the hope of removing “entrenched politicians who prey upon the brokenness of Washington.”

More over at The Washington Examiner.

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