US House Passed Resolution to Overturn Bill Allowing Illegal Aliens to Vote in Washington DC
On February 9, 2023, the United States House voted 260-162 to pass H.J. Res. 24, a joint resolution crafted by Kentucky Congressman James Comer which opposes a DC bill that allows for illegal aliens to vote in local elections.
The bill, the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act (D.C. Act 24-6400) went into effect in November 2022 and lets foreign nationals, which includes illegal aliens, vote in local elections. Joe Chatham, the Senior Government Relations Manager at the Federation for American Immigration Reform, noted that 42 House Democrats joined every House Republican to vote for the resolution rejecting DC’s bill.
By passing this resolution, the House started a process that’s both outlined in the US Constitution and the District of Columbia Home Rule Act of 1973, which allows legislation passed by the DC Council to be overturned in a certain time period and halted from going into law.
Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton introduced a Senate version of this resolution. Cotton criticized this DC bill in 2022, describing it as “insane.” The City Council passed the bill by a vote of 12-1 on October 18, 2022 and allows aliens who have been DC “residents” for 30 days to vote in local elections.
Chatham broke down the voting implications of this DC bill:
In simple terms, allowing the Local Residents Voting Rights Amendment Act to stand would weaken American sovereignty and dilute the voting power of American citizens by granting voting rights to the estimated 50,000 non-citizens residing in D.C., including up to 20,000 illegal aliens.
In essence, such legislation would undermine the US’s sovereignty by allowing illegal aliens and other foreigners to vote. This is part of the ruling class’s great replacement agenda, which has to be stopped if we want to preserve the Historic American Nation.