Duncan: “Voting in this country is a right that should be solely limited to American citizens”

June 14, 2021
Press Release

Washington D.C. - In response to recent reports that the state of Vermont is considering allowing non-citizens to vote in state elections, Congressman Jeff Duncan made the following statement:

“Under the America Last policies of the Biden/Harris Administration, the crisis at the border is the worst we have seen there in our nation’s history. In fact, have undone many of the most effective enforcement procedures used by the Trump Administration without having any plan to in place to replace them.

“We need to be sending a clear signal to the world that we fully and completely oppose illegal immigration. I cannot think of a worse idea at this time than incentivizing and normalizing illegal immigration by extending voting rights to non-citizens. This has the very real potential to worsen both the border crisis and cause a greater erosion of confidence in our electoral process,” Duncan said.

Duncan introduced the Eliminating Foreign Intervention in Elections Act in 2019, and it was reintroduced as H.R. 93 in January of 2021.  The bill would deny federal election funding for any state or locality that allows non-citizen voting. This most recent version of the bill has 6 cosponsors.

“Voting in this country is a right that should be solely limited to American citizens. 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 Eliminating Foreign Intervention in Elections Act will stop the dilution of American citizen voting that has become a hallmark of the Marxist assaults on our institutions.  I hope my colleagues will join me in working to secure the integrity of our elections for our citizens now and for generations to come,” Duncan concluded.

 

Background:

Read more about the problem and Duncan’s response in National Review HERE

Read H.R. 93, the Eliminating Foreign Intervention in Elections Act HERE

Governments who currently allow non-citizen voting include: San Francisco, CA; 7 Maryland cities, including Hyattsville, Takoma Park, and Glen Echo MD;

Additional governments who are considering non-citizen voting include: New York City; Boston, MA;

States who have banned non-citizens from voting in their constitutions include: Colorado, Alabama, Florida, North Dakota, and Arizona

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