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House Passes Bill To Bar Noncitizens From Voting In D.C. Local Elections

Posted on AllSides May 23rd, 2024
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The GOP-led House passed a bill with bipartisan support on Thursday to prevent noncitizens from voting in Washington, D.C., local elections as part of a push for election integrity.

Fifty-two Democrats joined with 210 Republicans voting in favor of the legislation, while 143 Democrats and no GOP lawmakers opposed it. Twenty-five members, including seven Republicans and 18 Democrats, did not vote.

The bill, H.R. 192, specifically bars noncitizens from voting in “an election for public office in the District of Columbia or in any ballot initiative or referendum in the...

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