Daines: Only U.S. Citizens Should Vote in U.S. Elections

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced the “Protecting Our Democracy by Preventing Foreign Citizens from Voting Act” to prohibit federal funding to states and localities that allow noncitizens, including illegal immigrants, to vote. Daines introduced the measure to help protect the integrity of Montanans’ vote. 

“It’s simple—U.S. citizens should be the only people voting in U.S. elections,” Daines said“Sadly, far-Left states and cities have moved to disenfranchise Americans by allowing non-citizens to participate in our elections. This must be stopped.” 

The “Protecting Our Democracy by Preventing Foreign Citizens from Voting Act” would:

  1. Prohibit federal funds from going to any state or local government that allows foreign citizens to vote in any Federal, State, or local election;
  2. Require, upon application, approval, and receipt of any federal funds, the state or local government must certify they do not allow foreign citizens to vote; and
  3. Make the measure effective on or after the date of enactment.



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