Jim Jordan criticized for saying ‘only Americans should vote in American elections’

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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) faced backlash after saying something seemingly simple and innocuous: “Only Americans should vote in American elections.”

The remark was made in response to House Joint Resolution 24, also known as the “Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in Approving the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022,” which was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday.

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The resolution seeks to overturn a bill passed by the D.C. Council in October that allowed non-citizens to vote in local elections.

The D.C. Council passed the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act in late 2021. Non-citizens who live in the district will be able to vote for the mayor, city council member, attorney general, school board member, and commissioner under the bill.

The law was supposed to be reviewed by Congress before going into effect in March.