Non-Citizens Allowed To Vote In Local Washington D.C. Elections: Report | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Brandon Drey.

    Non-citizens who have resided in Washington, D.C., for at least 30 days can now vote in local city elections after the review period for a newly passed bill allowing such votes to occur ended last week, according to local media.

    D.C. city officials passed the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act on its first reading last year, which Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser allowed to pass without her signature, as she refused to veto the legislation. However, acts of the city council are subject to congressional review due to the district residing in the federal territory.

    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill had 30 session days to object to the legislation, with the House voting to stop the bill from taking effect, WAMU reported. However, the Senate ran out of time before the review period ended.

    The new law still has to secure approximately $1.6 million in funding to create the new voter registry for non-citizens, WAMU reported, adding that Congress still has options to block the measure, specifically by prohibiting D.C. officials from spending money on it taking effect.

    Washington, D.C., city council member Charles Allen introduced the bill in October 2020, arguing that it aligns with the chamber's values and history of expanding voting rights.

    "Our immigrant neighbors of all statuses participate, contribute, and care about our community in our city," Allen said at the time of the vote.

    During the passing last year, the bill's lead sponsor, Councilmember Brianne Nadeau, bragged how she "championed expanding voting rights so that those who have made the District their home have the right for their voices to be heard in our local issues, no matter their immigration status."

    The Wall Street Journal editorial board argued in a November 23 piece that the bill extends local voting rights to illegal immigrants and foreign diplomats:

    It reads like a bad parody of progressive decadence. Try to imagine American diplomatic personnel showing up to cast ballots for the mayor of Beijing or Moscow. Beyond that, the standard objections to noncitizen voting apply. It weakens the incentive to naturalize. Only U.S. citizens can vote in federal races, so including noncitizens in local races would force election officials to manage two voter lists and two sets of ballots. It's begging for a fiasco.

    The move comes after Biden administration officials have claimed they are working to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state of the Union and give the city autonomy to govern its local affairs.

    House Republicans passed a resolution to block the law from taking effect with the support of 42 Democrats.

    House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) introduced the D.C. voting resolution and previously warned that such "misguided efforts would allow crime to run rampant and disenfranchise American citizens in our nation's capital."

    "Voting is a pillar of American democracy and a constitutional right that undeniably needs to be protected and preserved for citizens of this country," Comer said in a statement to Fox News. "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."

    Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) assailed Republicans in Congress for introducing "undemocratic" and "paternalistic" resolutions to overrule the D.C. Council.

    "Instead of abusing its power over D.C. by nullifying legislation enacted by the D.C. Council, the House should adhere to democratic principles and pass my D.C. statehood bill, which would give D.C. residents voting representation in Congress and full control over their local affairs," Norton said in prepared remarks.

    During a speech, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) accused her GOP colleagues of "expanding" their support of disenfranchisement in the "overwhelmingly black city," pointing out how Republicans already oppose D.C. statehood.

    "The D.C. City Council has the right to determine its policies for D.C. residents," she said. "And if any member of this body does not like that, they can feel free to change their registration, resign their post and run for D.C. City Council."

    In January, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a bill to stop non-citizens from voting in local elections in Washington, D.C., saying that allowing non-citizens and illegal immigrants to exercise voting rights reserved for American citizens violates the nation's constitutional principles, "but also naively invites foreign meddling in our elections."

    "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," Cruz said. "I am vehemently against unconstitutionally cheapening the votes of American citizens and ignoring the rule of law in this nation."

    Fellow GOP Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) also introduced a resolution in Congress in December to block the non-citizen voting law from taking effect, calling it an "insane policy."

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  No, complete access to everyone voting, even in a willy nilly manner, is more important than getting it right by limiting access to those that would commit Voter Fraud.
  Yes, the most inalienable right of real citizens of this Democratic Republic is the Right to Vote, and that right shall remain sacrosanct for perpetuity.
  Again, I don't vote and I don't care.
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It has been far too many years since the Woke theology interlaced its canons within the fabric of the Indoctrination Realm, so it is nigh time to ask: Does this Representative Republic continue, as a functioning society of a self-governed people, by contending with the unusual, self absorbed dictates of the Woke, and their vast array of Victimhood scenarios?
  Yes, the Religion of Woke must continue; there are so many groups of underprivileged, underserved, a direct result of unrelenting Inequity; they deserve everything.
  No; the Woke fools must be toppled from their self-anointed pedestal; a functioning society of a good Constitutional people cannot withstand this level of "existential" favoritism as it exists now.
  I just observe; with this thoughtful observation: What will happen "when the Vikings are breeching our walls;" how do the Woke react?
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  Withdraw from society, go underground and plan for a resurgence when it is feasible to do so.
  Work within the confines of better policy by the People's government, once good sense and sanity is restored in the electorate at large, to achieve such.
  Are you a crazy, nut-job Insurrectionist? Everything is perfect within our plan to achieve our intended goals for the Socialist Left.
  Secession to form a true Constitutional Republic.
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Considering the renewed and unequalled dishonesty in elected politicians, at all levels of governing, and their associative nefarious bureaucrats doing their corrupt bidding: What is your opinion of YOUR government, and what do you intend to do about it?
  Today's overall government is just fine, and I will continue to vote for politicians that make promises to suit my individual needs.
  Today's overall government is poor, but I will continue to endeavor to learn what is true from the the most honest of media, and pick those representatives that best represent what is good and decent.
  I spend quite a bit of time on Eastern NC NOW; so ... I am having a far easier time separating the proverbial "wheat from the chaff" in finding honorable citizens to support.
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