Alabama Republicans Oppose Noncitizen Voting

posted by Jim Faherty - 

Nearly all of Alabama's U.S. House delegation voted for a resolution criticizing cities that allow non-citizens to vote.   Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) was the only House member from the state who did not support the resolution Wednesday, opting to vote "present."   San Francisco recently became the latest city to allow non-citizens -- including illegal immigrants -- the right to vote in local elections.  "The right to vote is a sacred privilege in America that should be exercised only by U.S. citizens.  After all, we are the United States, not the United Nations," Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) said.  "Today‚Äôs vote ... is a good start, but the House should go further by providing harsh penalties for cities that engage in this betrayal that insults generations of Americans who have sacrificed so much to make America the great nation it is today."


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