Congressman Mo Brooks has added his name as a co-sponsor to a bill put forward by Congressman Jeff Duncan (R–S.C.).

H.R. 6299, also called the Protecting Our Democracy by Preventing Foreign Citizens from Voting Act, seeks to withhold federal funds from states that allow non-citizens to participate in political elections in the U.S. 

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate.

The legislation is in response to multiple cities legalizing the ability for non-citizens to vote, such as New York City, San Francisco, and others. 

“Non-citizen voting in American elections threatens American governments by denying citizens control over their own governments’ destinies,” Brooks said. “Voting is a sacred privilege in America that should be exercised only by U.S. citizens. This is the United States, not the United Nations.”

Brooks claims that allowing non-citizens to vote is fundamentally a power grab by democratic leadership.

“Socialist Democrats denigrate the sacrifice of countless Americans who have laid down their lives protecting the right of American citizens to vote and control America’s future," Brooks said. "Democrats’ giving voting rights to illegal aliens and other non-citizens undermines our Republic and the voting power of American citizens. Worse yet, Socialist Democrat dilution of the voting rights of American citizens is motivated solely by their desire for political power.”

Brooks believes that the motivation for the push for non-citizen voting revolves around welfare payments by Democrat-controlled governments, which he believes invariably leads welfare recipients to be beholden to the Democratic party.

"Roughly 70% of families with illegal aliens and other non-citizens in them rely on welfare," said Brooks. "Socialist Democrats support welfare, therefore welfare recipients support Socialist Democrats. So, the Democrat strategy is to try to import as many non-citizens and illegal aliens into America as possible, all the while giving them voting privileges."

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