Ronna McDaniel

GOP National Chairwoman: Democrats Want Noncitizens To Vote And Decide U.S. Elections, Republicans Are Fighting Back

If you wonder why Democrats wage a vigorous war on election-integrity measures, the answer is simple: It’s part of the party’s longstanding push to allow noncitizens to vote in, and tilt, elections.

So argues the head of the Republican National Committee in a recent op-ed for Breitbart News.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel noted that the GOP last week filed legal challenges in two Vermont cities that have permitted non-U.S. citizens to vote in local elections – which is part of the Democrats’ “radical, unprecedented attack” on our democratic institutions along multiple fronts.

“We believe this violates the state constitution which requires Vermont voters be U.S. citizens. We also did so because we — along with the vast majority of the American people — believe that America’s elections should be decided solely by American citizens,” McDaniel wrote.

“The concept of noncitizens taking direct part in America’s democratic process by voting should concern every American,” she added. “Today, it’s Vermont. But if Democrats have their way, cities across America will extend the franchise to foreign nationals. This is a concentrated attack on election integrity from the far-left, and Republicans will fight it every step of the way.”

McDaniel noted that the Democrats’ goal is to grant Washington authority over state and local elections – something they sought with the failed attempts to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.

The efforts run counter to what the vast majority of the American people want. Some 68 percent of Americans say they want state legislatures to control elections.

But it;’s not just national Democrats, McDaniel argued.

She pointed out that perhaps 100,000 noncitizens are registered to vote in Pennsylvania, where the GOP also has filed a legal challenge. And lawmakers in Illinois, New York, and Washington, D.C., have floated bills to allow noncitizens to vote locally.

“On its face, the concept of noncitizens voting in America’s elections sounds absurd — a pipe dream from a Democratic Party obsessed with undermining America’s sense of nationhood,” McDaniel wrote. “But it has become a very real threat.”

San Francisco offers an example. There, noncitizens may vote in school board elections, even though 71 percent of Americans say they oppose such a concept.

McDaniel said she believes more polling would show that “Americans roundly reject the illogical, anti-American notion of giving noncitizens a clear path to influencing our democratic process.”

That, however, won’t stop Democrats.

“If you have been following the election integrity debate in recent months, you know that Democrats are pursuing every avenue available to undermine the security of your ballot. This latest development should concern you — but it’s sadly unsurprising. There is no move Democrats won’t make to wrest control of the democratic process from America’s voters. This is their endgame: a total dissolution of election integrity at the state and national level,” McDaniel maintained.

But, she added, Republicans are fighting back.

The RNC is involved in 27 lawsuits nationwide to further election integrity, and working on developing a “year-round election integrity operation including election integrity state directors who will train volunteers, establish best practices, and monitor polling places for any signs of impropriety.”

“Republicans believe in making it easier to vote and harder to cheat,” McDaniel argued. “We also believe that America’s elections should be decided solely by American citizens — full stop. The American people agree with us on both counts.”

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