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A Disturbing Movement Is Picking Up Steam On The Left — Letting Noncitizens Vote

By – Jason Snead


Voting has long been one of the privileges of American citizenship, but perhaps not for much longer. Left-wing activists are going all-in with their demands to let noncitizens vote, and Washington, D.C., just took up the charge.

The D.C. City Council advanced a bill to let anyone vote in local elections, regardless of citizenship and immigration status, as long as they live in the city for just 30 days.

The measure is so extreme, even the reliably liberal Washington Post editorial board called it “radical.”

If Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser signs the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022, an estimated 50,000 noncitizen residents — including those here illegally — would be free to cast ballots in local elections.

But that’s not all. As the Post pointed out, there is nothing in the measure “to prevent employees at embassies of governments that are openly hostile to the United States from casting ballots. Or foreign students who are studying abroad in Washington for a semester.” There you have it: our nation’s capital is ready to hand ballots to people working against our nation’s interests.

Why is the district taking this reckless step? Pure politics.

The Left is looking for ways to shift the country’s politics by fundamentally changing who can vote. Even the Post concedes that “progressives hope that reshaping the electorate will allow them to reshape local politics, prodding [D.C.] further to the left on issues such as rent control and spending on social programs.”

D.C. is hardly the only place where the left has realized the power that can be gained by changing the electorate. Under the euphemistic tag line of “expanding democracy,” left-wing activists across the country are working to hand the vote to imprisoned felons, children and noncitizens — all groups they calculate are more likely to be liberal. After all, why let the people choose their government when you can have the government choose its people?

And there are plenty to choose from. Consider that over 5 million illegal immigrants have entered the United States in just the two years since President Joe Biden was elected. Enfranchising them in local races creates a powerful perverse incentivize for politicians to excuse, or even demand, an ongoing humanitarian crisis on the border so long as it feeds a steady stream of transient voters willing to back a far-left agenda.

When the left is accused of backing open borders for the prospect of new voters, they of course retort that it is illegal for any noncitizen to vote in federal elections. True enough, but races for Congress or the White House are hardly the only ones that matter.

Americans have seen first hand the great damage that can be done when the woke left captures school boards and town councils. As the old saying goes, all politics is local.

At least 15 municipalities nationally have enfranchised noncitizens to vote in local races, including major cities like San Francisco and New York. The Big Apple’s law is virtually identical to Washington’s pending measure: anyone in the city for 30 days can vote, including illegal aliens.

That measure was challenged in court, and earlier this year a New York Supreme Court judge struck it down for violating the state constitution. Had it gone into effect, 800,000 noncitizens would have been handed the vote in New York City.

Unlike those other cities, however, Washington is a federal district answerable directly to Congress. Under the Constitution and the D.C. Home Rule Act, Congress can block bills passed and cleared by the City Council and mayor.

The question is, will it?

Conservative lawmakers in the House have denounced the measure, while Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has already pledged a resolution to overturn it. “Allowing illegal immigrants to vote is an insult to every voter in America,” he said. “Every single Democrat should be on the record about whether they support this insane policy.”

Absolutely. The American people deserve to know where their leaders stand on an issue this important. For two years, Democrats in Congress preached about the need to “save democracy.”

Now, with the nation’s capital city preparing to hand the vote to illegal aliens and foreign operatives, will they stand up for fair and honest elections? Or will they look the other way while progressives erode the foundations of our republic?

As long as Democrats control Congress, expect the latter, even though polling shows that only 9% of Americans think noncitizens should be able to vote.

Perhaps there is a silver lining, though. Washington, D.C., is showing the modern left’s true colors. The left believes that democracy belongs to them. The rest of just live in it.

Jason Snead is the Executive Director of Honest Elections Project Action.

Reprinted with Permission from - Daily Caller by - Jason Snead

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2 months ago

Shows just how desperate communists are. They cannt honestly debate the real issues so they import voters(promising them “stuff” from the legal taxpayers of the country they are ILLEGALY entering).

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
2 months ago

Lets get midterms out of the way, so the Dems . and progressives can make Mexico part of the U. S. Kyle L.

2 months ago

Wow, what a disturbing move to let non-citizens vote in our elections. States are in charge of their voting regulations & cannot do this. So is this a move so that some will go along with the idea to make Washington DC a state. The founding fathers went to DC for the opposite reason that politics will not come into play.

2 months ago
Reply to  johnh

Notice that the communists are doing EVERYTHING counter to what our founding fathers intended because they do not like “the people” really having freedom and independence.

2 months ago

When you have unpopular positions…..YOU HAVE TO CHEAT TO WIN.

anna hubert
2 months ago

If this is the only way they can win then I’d say it is admitting they do not resonate with people and would nevet win on merit

2 months ago

Open boarders and anyone can vote? How much longer will we remain a country?

2 months ago

The left just wants to own us all! Illegal voters, more dependency on government, destroy the middle and upper classes until the only thing left is to kiss the backside of a leftist for survival!!! That’s their end game!!! It’s all about their addiction to power and the money that goes along with that power! God help us and have mercy on the USA!

Dawn Marcucci
2 months ago

I am so DISGUSTED with this administration they should be ashamed of what idiots they are and this needs come to an end. First there has to be a TERM limit of two terms and a AGE LIMIT if you look to see the net worth of each politician’s when they first took office and their net worth worth now big big surprise. After all who is pay for illegal immigrants now we are they are getting free phones, free clothing, free food, free medical expenses while we have to wait for this if we cannot afford it. this is all due to the fact that we have a bunch of idiots running this country. Age for running 34-69 years old.

2 months ago

That shows they have no respect for the constitution or law. the original restrictions of voting were way to restrictive, but non-citizens shouldn’t have a vote, and limited rights or benefits.

2 months ago


Martin Plecki
2 months ago

Nothing is to stupid for Democrats. I am expecting them to propose mailing a ballot to every person on the planet.

2 months ago

This is against America’s laws and also our Constitution. As is the invasion of our Southern border and private properties with MILLIONS of illegals, human trafficking, drug running and Mexican drug cartels. Biden should be in prison for treason. The democrat party has been taken over by marxists, vote Republican and bring back America’s freedoms for a future to enjoy.

Nobody’s Business
2 months ago

Democrats want the civil war that they have started. It will be coming

2 months ago

Sounds like we need reminded that we are not a Democracy, we are a Republic. Our founding fathers warned against a Democracy that would allow large populated cities to rule over the Country.

2 months ago

Term limits….Term limits….cannot say it enough!!!!

Martin Plecki
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeanette

This is another slogan that is simple enough to easily capture a following. For me however, there are many very good elected officials who would be gone with term limits to our detriment. Really, we have a method to limit terms: Vote the bad ones out of office.

2 months ago

To top it off…Paul and Nancy Pelosi’s
attacker is an ILLEGAL ALIEN and they where HARBINGERING A FUTIVE which is a FELONY.

2 months ago

Trump wanted to drain the swamp but he failed to realize that it is a sewer.

2 months ago

Pathetic. I have a friend that was convicted of a misdemeanor felony. As a result he permanently lost his voting privileges. Yet needs to be an law bidding citizen and pay his taxes.

2 months ago

This is against the Constitution…

2 months ago
Reply to  Jeanette


2 months ago

Fascist communist Leftist shall not prevail, Time to remove the un American non citizens immediately.

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