Keeping people who are here illegally from voting preserves election integrity

This op-ed originally appeared in the Arizona Capitol Times on June 13, 2024. 

The foundation of our democratic republic rests on the sanctity of free and fair elections, where every legitimate vote counts, and the voice of every American citizen is heard. However, this cornerstone of our democracy is under threat from the Left’s alarming push to allow people living illegally in the United States to vote. This push is often cloaked in the rhetoric of inclusivity and representation, but make no mistake: Allowing people living illegally in the United States to vote fundamentally distorts the democratic process.

The right to vote is a privilege and a responsibility reserved for U.S. citizens who are invested in the future of our nation and have a legal stake in its governance. The repercussions of such policies are profound and dangerous, undermining the very essence of our electoral system and eroding the trust of the American people in their government.

San Francisco and numerous other municipalities controlled by the Left have already passed ordinances permitting people living in the United States illegally to participate in local elections. Just a few weeks ago, 143 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives voted against a bill that would repeal a Washington, D.C. law passed by its progressive City Council that allows people living in the United States illegally to vote in local elections. Advocates argue that these measures ensure that all residents, regardless of immigration status, have a voice in local governance.

Read the full op-ed in the Arizona Capitol Times here. 

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