Echoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s remarks earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday voted in favor of localities’ permitting illegal aliens to vote. A resolution by the Republican minority to condemn the practice failed 228-197, a vote that went largely along party lines with only six Democrats voting with the Republicans. A similar resolution six months ago, while the House was still under Republican control, had passed, with the support of 49 Democrats.
The resolution came as part of debate on HR1, the so-called “For the People Act,” a much broader initiative to greatly expand voter participation and, not coincidentally, bolster Democrats’ chances to win every subsequent election, local or national.
There are no federal laws prohibiting individual localities from allowing the votes of non-citizens and persons in the country illegally. In July of last year, for example, San Francisco began allowing such voting in school board elections. The Republicans had hoped to impede such efforts on Friday, but without success.
Instead, they were left scratching their heads. “What kind of government would cancel the vote of its own citizens, and replace it with noncitizens?” asked Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX).
Answer: A government run by a faction hell-bent on seizing and holding power in perpetuity. “We are prepared to open up the political process and let all of the people come in,” said John Lewis (D-GA).
The “For the People Act” is the Democrats’ major legislative priority for 2019. Couched as an “anti-corruption” bill, it is essentially a move to federalize all voting in the U.S. Along with their expected effort to impeach President Trump, their hope is to use it as a power play to eventually solidify permanent Democratic control of American government at all levels.
For more, see the Washington Times.