Marjorie Taylor Greene Seeks Ban On Illegal Immigrants Voting in DC

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is seeking a ban on noncitizens voting in Washington D.C. The American Confidence in Elections: District of Columbia Voter Identification Act would require photo identification to vote in the District of Columbia elections. 

The proposed legislation would mandate that voters provide proof of citizenship in order to register to vote.

Greene’s bill is in response to the D.C. City Council’s Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022, which would allow non-citizens to vote.

The bill states that a “District of Columbia election official may not provide a ballot for a District of Columbia election to an individual who desires to vote in person unless the individual presents” an acceptable identification.

Acceptable forms of identification include a D.C. motor vehicle license or others issued by the District with a photograph, a current U.S. passport and military identification, among others.

The bill states that if a resident needs a District of Columbia identification that requires any fee, the District “shall provide the identification to the individual at no cost.”

Greene lauded the proposal stating that only “American citizens should be voting in American elections.”

“Not only will this force the DC Board of Elections to ensure only American citizens vote in our nation’s capital, this will set a standard and precedent for the rest of the country to follow,” she said.

Greene received support from Republicans in the House, with Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) and Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) cosponsoring the legislation.

The Georgia Republican’s effort joins a similar bill introduced by Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). 

The legislation introduced in January would prevent D.C. from using federal funds to allow non-citizens to vote.

“Allowing non-citizens, including aliens occupying our nation illegally, to exercise a right reserved for American citizens not only violates the constitutional principles our nation was founded upon, but also naively invites foreign meddling in our elections,” Cruz said.