House Democrats voted today to overwhelmingly oppose a motion that condemns illegal immigrant voting.
The measure–introduced by Republicans–would have amended the Democrats’ “For the People Act” election bill to state that “allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.”
Only six Democrats voted in favor of the motion. It was voted down 228-197.
Federal law already prohibits illegal immigrants from voting in federal elections, however, the GOP motion specifically singled out San Francisco for allowing non-citizens and illegal aliens to register to vote in school board elections
Fox News reports, “The House on Friday later approved the Democrat-backed election bill. It would institute public financing of congressional campaigns, require presidential candidates to disclose tax returns and make Election Day a federal holiday. But the measure is dead on arrival in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has blasted the bill.”