Congressman Frank Pallone yesterday voted against legislation that recognizes that allowing illegal immigrants to the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.
Illegals were recently given the right to vote in San Francisco, CA school board elections. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy proposed House Resolution 1071 which reads as follows:
Recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.
Whereas voting is fundamental to a functioning democracy;
Whereas the Constitution prohibits discrimination in voting based on race, sex, poll taxes, and age;
Whereas it is of paramount importance that the United States maintains the legitimacy of its elections and protects them from interference, including interference from foreign threats and illegal voting;
Whereas the city of San Francisco, California, is allowing non-citizens, including illegal immigrants, to register to vote in school board elections; and
Whereas Federal law prohibits non-citizens from voting in elections for Federal office: Now, therefore, be it
The resolution passed the House on September 26, 279 Yea to 72 Nay with 69 courageous Democrats voting “Present” and 8 not voting at all.