On a nearly party-line vote, Democrats in the House of Representatives have voted in support of local municipalities who allow illegal immigrants to vote in their elections.
The measure was part of debate on the “For the People Act,” which seeks to eliminate impediments for Americans at the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and implement stricter ethics rules for public servants.
Democrats put down a resolution recognizing that “allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens,” according to the New York Times.
The move shows how extreme things have become in just six months time in the House where that resolution, under a GOP-controlled House, was agreed to.
197-228: House defeats GOP MTR to HR1 on near party line vote expressing the sense of Congress that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens. 6 Democrats voted Yes and 1 Republican voted No. pic.twitter.com/xmbQsvNslZ
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) March 8, 2019
“We are prepared to open up the political process and let all of the people come in,” Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) said in opposition to the measure.
Six Democrats did manage to vote in a manner noting that illegal immigrants should not be allowed to vote, while one Republican, Justin Amash (R-MI), did not.
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) March 8, 2019
They Want Illegals to Vote
The measure would have no effect even had it passed, and illegals and non-citizens remain unable to vote in federal elections. It was designed to send a message to such localities as the liberal cesspool of San Francisco, where the Department of Elections circulated voter registration forms for non-citizens to participate in a Board of Education vote in the 2018 election.
And Democrats opposed letting these local entities know that illegal immigrants do not – and SHOULD NOT – have the right to vote.
In addition to San Francisco, Texas Democrats, according to complaints filed with state and federal officials, were accused of asking non-citizens to register and vote in the 2018 midterms, even going so far as to send out applications with the citizenship box pre-marked ‘Yes.’
During the recount fight in Florida this past election, lawyers representing gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and Sen. Bill Nelson, both Democrats, argued against denying a vote cast by a non-citizen.
Nelson and Gillum campaigns objecting that votes from non-citizens are being rejected. Here is transcript from Palm Beach County Canvasing Board. pic.twitter.com/llhltbMsH3
— FLA News (@flanewsonline) November 10, 2018
In 2017, the city of College Park, Maryland, debated the best manner in which to eliminate the citizenship requirement to vote, seeking to become one of numerous other cities and towns in Maryland that have done away with it.
The city council approved that measure not long thereafter.
At meetings for the debate, residents spoke out with one pleading to the council that “voting is a right, but it is also a privilege and there are standards for voting,” adding that “citizenship is special.”
It should be, but Democrats are too focused on getting illegal votes in their favor to really care about laws and actual American citizens.
It’s not complicated – this vote shows what Democrats are truly seeking if they are given the power.
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