A group of Republican senators, led by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), will introduce legislation to ban states or cities, that allow non-citizens to vote in U.S. elections, from receiving federal funding.
The new legislation, the Protecting Our Democracy by Preventing Foreign Citizens from Voting Act, is being co-sponsored by GOP Sens. Steve Daines of Montana, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, John Kennedy, of Louisiana, Rick Scott of Florida and James Lankford, R-Oklahoma.
“It’s ridiculous that states are allowing foreign citizens to vote,” Rubio said.
“However, if states and localities do let those who are not U.S. citizens to vote in elections, they shouldn’t get U.S. citizen taxpayer money.”
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) will introduce similar legislation in the House.
“Voting in this country is a right that should solely be limited to American citizens,” Duncan said.
“Allowing non-citizens or illegal immigrants to vote, even if only in state or local elections, gives foreign nationals influence on some of the most important decisions impacting our families, our rights, and our representation in government.”
The bill says:
To prohibit the disbursement of Federal funds to State and local governments that allow individuals who are not citizens of the United States to vote in any Federal, State, or local election.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Protecting Our Democ5 racy by Preventing Foreign Citizens from Voting Act’’.
FEDERAL PAYMENT RESTRICTION.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be made available to
any State or local government if such State or local government allows individuals who are not citizens of the United States to vote in any Federal, State, or local election.
CERTIFICATION.—Upon application, approval and receipt of any Federal funds, a State or local government shall certify that the State or local government does not permit individuals who are not citizens of the United States to vote in any Federal, State, or local election.
Republicans move to ban federal funds to states, cities that allow non-citizens to vote
The new legislation is dubbed the “Protecting Our Democracy by Preventing Foreign Citizens from Voting Act.”#MassInvasion #BidenOpenBorders #ImportingVoters https://t.co/YLAirbDmtM
— Vess Gomesa (@VGomesa) December 27, 2021
I’m proud to join @RepJeffDuncan to cosponsor the Protecting Our Democracy by Preventing Foreign Citizens from Voting Act.
This upholds election integrity by ensuring only American citizens are allowed to vote in American elections. https://t.co/L5IkldhLDR
— Rep. Chris Jacobs (@RepJacobs) December 19, 2021