(FreedomBeacon.com)- People are concerned that language the GOP wanted to attach to a bill stating that noncitizens are not allowed to vote in elections was struck down by the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.
A post on Instagram with more than 3,500 likes overstated that “Democrats have just voted for illegal immigrants who are not U.S. citizens to be able to vote in Elections.” But the implication is not hyperbolic.
A screenshot of a tweet from a House Judiciary Committee Republican account that read: “#BREAKING: Judiciary Democrats just voted to favor NON-CITIZENS voting in our elections” was included in the post.
“You can’t hide it. Democrats WANT non-citizens to cast ballots in our elections, the GOP account said, accompanied by a picture of a legislative amendment pertaining to voting.
The remarks came after the House Judiciary Committee debated Rep. Nikema Williams’ proposal to provide federal money to assist local governments in distributing voting materials that were not in English during a meeting on September 21.
A study on the possibility of providing election information in new languages is also established by the “Expanding the Voluntary Opportunities for Translations in Elections Act,” or H.R. 8770.
Rep. Tom McClintock, a Republican from California, offered an amendment during the discussion to make it plain that nothing in the proposal should be interpreted as allowing non-citizens to cast ballots in national, state, or municipal elections.
The proposed amendment was defeated, with 12 voting in favor and 21 voting against it.
The committee is still considering Williams’ measure.
However, election experts and community organizations argue that the Republican-inserted legislation provision in the Georgia Democrat’s legislation is unnecessary.
But what would the cost of a bit of ink be?
A non-citizen is already prohibited from voting under federal law. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat, said in a hearing recording uploaded on the committee website.
When McClintock’s office was contacted for comment, the representative said the lawmaker’s remarks made during the committee hearing, in which he claimed, among other things, that “my colleagues should have no problem including this assurance in the text of the bill” if the bill does not intend to “permit or encourage” noncitizens to vote.
The addition was intended to make it clear that nothing in the relevant part could be interpreted as allowing non-citizens to cast ballots, according to Russell Dye, a spokesman for Rep. Jim Jordan, the leading Republican on the committee.
What is clear is that the left would allow non-citizens to vote. Everyone paying attention knows that.