(CNSNews.com) – The White House said that President Biden does not support a D.C. law that allows non-citizens – foreign nationals and illegal immigrants – to vote in local elections.
As CNSNews.com previously reported, the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act allows “otherwise eligible residents” of D.C. to vote in local elections if they have lived in the city for at least 30 days.
The House voted last month to rescind the law, but the Senate failed to act by the deadline and block it.
When asked about the bill, the White House said that Biden does not support “non-citizens” voting in “federal elections.”
“There’s another DC Council disapproval resolution that is pending related to non-citizens voting in local elections. Is there an update on the president’s position, something more definitive on whether he would sign that bill?” a reporter asked.
“So I can tell you, and I was asked this last week. The president does not support allowing non-citizens to vote in federal elections. We’ve been clear about that from here. As it relates to that particular vote or that particular bill, I don’t have any updates from here to share with you on that, and we’ll update you as soon as, if we have anything— if that changes,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Monday.
Last Thursday, a reporter asked, “There is a separate House Republican — congressional Republican proposal that would override legislation allowing non-citizens to vote in Washington, D.C., elections. If that passes the Congress, would the president sign it?”
“I can say that the president does not support that,” Jean-Pierre said last week.
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