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Louisiana voters approve statewide ban on foreign voting

Louisiana voters on Saturday approved an amendment clarifying in the state constitution that foreign nationals should not vote in local and state elections. Federal election laws already prohibit foreign nationals from voting.

A 73% majority, or about 315,000 Louisiana voters, approved the amendment that will again specify in the state constitution that voting in local and state elections is a right reserved only for U.S. citizens.

About 27%, or 114,000 voters, opposed the amendment.

Louisiana Secretary of State

The amendment comes as a number of states, and even deeply Democratic counties, have approved similar amendments by large majorities to bar foreign nationals from voting in municipal and state elections.

Last month, for example, nearly 80% of Ohio voters approved an amendment to the state constitution that clarifies that only U.S. citizens can vote in elections and specifically bars illegal aliens from voting.

Similarly, in Multnomah County, Oregon – which includes the city of Portland, one of the most Democratic cities in the United States – a 58% majority of voters rejected an initiative that would have allowed foreign nationals to vote in county elections.

Voters’ rejection of the Multnomah County initiative comes amid Washington, D.C., set to become the latest Democratic jurisdiction to give foreign nationals, including illegal aliens, the right of voting.

New York Democrats had called for a similar plan, but the New York Supreme Court struck down the non-citizen voting law – saying it violated the state constitution.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at Follow him on Twitter here.

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