The Washington Free Beacon: DC Law That Allows Non-Citizens To Vote ‘A Direct Attack on American Self-Government,’ Lawsuit Says

IRLI In The News

March 14, 2023

By Alana Goodman

Immigration reform advocates are suing the Washington, D.C., government over a law that went into effect on Tuesday that allows illegal immigrants and foreigners to vote in city elections, arguing the policy is a “direct attack on American self-government” that would let Russian and Chinese diplomats cast ballots.

The Immigration Reform Law Institute said the bill designed to give non-citizen residents a voice in local politics “automatically dilutes the votes of U.S. citizens on a massive scale.” Its lawsuit, filed on behalf of a former Republican mayoral candidate, argues that the bill violates the “fundamental constitutional right to vote of the plaintiffs” while denying them “equal protection of the law.”

Read the full story at The Washington Free Beacon.

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