The current craze among Democrats to allow for non-citizen voting began to reach national prominence during the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election when Stacey Abrams publicly said that she was counting on a “blue wave” of voters. Including the “undocumented.” Of course, “undocumented” is the Democrat code for illegal aliens.
2021 has seen Democrat-controlled cities in at least three states allow illegal aliens to vote in local elections. The most notable example of the trend is New York City.
In response to the latest move by Democrats to ensure their perpetual electability at the cost of the core concepts of representative democracy, a group of Congressional Republicans is moving to promote legislation that would remove federal funding from states and local governments that move to allow illegal aliens to vote.
As one of the movement leaders, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), said local governments who let non-citizens vote should not receive money from citizen taxpayers.
The proposed bill is known as the Protecting Our Democracy by Preventing Foreign Citizens from Voting Act and is being co-sponsored by Sens. Steve Daines (R-MT), Thom Tillis (R-NC), John Kennedy (R-LA), James Lankford (R-OK), and Rick Scott (R-FL). Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) has announced he will introduce a companion to the Senate bill in the House.
The bill is motivated by the reality that allowing foreign nationals to vote in American elections grants other countries influence over domestic policy and the basic principles the U.S. government was founded on.
Around the nation, citizen-only voting rules have overwhelming support from voters for both national parties. The strength of bipartisan support among Hispanic voters primarily should serve as a warning alarm to Democrats, who appear to continue to operate with the belief that they will always have the Hispanic vote no matter what un-American policy ideas they float.
Republican efforts to protect voting integrity are likely to find broad popular support if they only continue to press the initiative forward until a president in office is willing to sign the bill into law.