A former GOP congressman proposed on Wednesday a new measure that would ban non-citizens from taking part in state elections, the Los Angeles Times
Doug Ose, California's 3 rd district in the US From 1999 to 2005, he told the newspaper that he was convinced to submit the proposal after San Francisco passed a law in 2016 that allowed non-US citizens over the age of 18 to vote in school board elections.
It's very simple. I do not think non-citizens should vote.
"It's very simple," he said. "I do not think non-citizens should vote."
The registration of non-Greeks in the past week has again paid attention to the measure. Ose said he believes his proposal has the potential to be a viable political campaign.
"There is no shortage of people interested in being involved"
While his proposal would change California's electoral law, he does not explicitly state how citizenship is verified, The Times reported. California does not demand identification from voters.
Ose briefly ran for governor at the beginning of the year, but dropped out due to the low prospects. His Wednesday proposal will require 365,880 to appear on the 2020 California ballot.