GOP Lawmaker Pitches Bill To Ban Non-Citizen Voting In D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16: A storm cloud hangs over the U.S. Capitol Building on May 16, 2022 in Washington, DC. This week the U.S. Senate is expected to take up a vote on a $40 billion package of military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Kentucky Republican and House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer will introduce a resolution Thursday that would prevent illegal immigrants and noncitizens from voting in the nation’s capital.
  • The Washington D.C. City Council voted in October to pass D.C. Act 24-640, District of Columbia Council’s Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022, which would allow illegal immigrants and legal non-citizens to vote in local elections.
  • There are at least 50,000 noncitizens living in the District, according to The Washington Post.

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