UH OH: Illegals Might Have EVEN MORE Power In 2024 Election

Written by: Clayton Keirns



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Legislation pushed by Senate Republicans to exclude non-citizens, including illegal immigrants, from being tallied on the census for the purposes of apportionment for House seats and the Electoral College was defeated late Friday after failing to get support from a single Democrat.

Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) proposed an amendment to the $460 billion spending package that would require the Census Bureau to include a citizenship question in any future census and then bar anyone who is not a US citizen from being counted for congressional district and Electoral College apportionment.

While the plan would also exclude legal immigrants on temporary visas and green cards from the census, the move is specifically intended to prevent illegal immigrants from being counted amid millions of new entries into the United States under the Biden regime.

The law would be comparable to a Trump administration plan to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Democrats and left-wing immigration organizations slammed Trump's move, claiming that a citizenship issue was illegal and intended to benefit Republicans in future elections.

The Heritage Foundation's Lora Ries and the President of the National Immigration Center For Enforcement R.J. Hauman co-wrote an essay warning that illegal immigration is causing "warped representation" in Congress.

"Barring the Census from including non-citizens in apportionment is critical in making sure that American citizens — the only population who can and should vote in U.S. elections — are picking America’s leaders," Ries and Hauman wrote, warning that the crisis is "distorting the representation that states have in the House, and how many electoral votes they have in presidential elections."

However, Hagerty's proposal failed because 51 Democrats and Independents voted against it or were absent. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, a Republican, also voted against the plan. All other Republicans either supported the bill or were not present. The result was 51 to 45 against.