One of the most common-sense plans the GOP has unveiled this year is to penalize states that do not protect American citizens’ right to vote against “foreign intervention.”

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina) introduced the Eliminating Foreign Intervention in Elections Act in Congress this week which bars federal funds from going to state and local governments that allow non-citizens to vote. The bill has six co-sponsors, notably including Reps. Matt Gaetz, Andy Biggs, and Ted Budd.

“Under the America-Last policies of the Biden/Harris administration, the crisis at the border is the worst we have seen there in our nation’s history. In fact, they have undone many of the most effective enforcement procedures used by the Trump Administration without having any plan in place to replace them,” Duncan said in a statement obtained by Breitbart.

The congressman said America should send “a clear signal to the world that we fully and completely oppose illegal immigration,” by passing this legislation.

“I cannot think of a worse idea at this time than incentivizing and normalizing illegal immigration by extending voting rights to non-citizens,” he continued.

Not only would allowing illegal immigrants to vote worsen the border surge, Duncan said, it would also cause greater harm to American citizens’ faith in the election process after what they witnessed in 2020.

“Voting in this country is a right that should be solely limited to American citizens,” said Duncan. “Allowing non-citizens or illegal immigrants to vote, even if only in state or local elections, gives foreign nationals influence on some of the most important decisions impacting our families, our rights, and our representation in government.”

Passing the bill would “stop the dilution of American citizen voting that has become a hallmark of the Marxist assaults on our institutions.”

Duncan urged fellow members of Congress to join him “in working to secure the integrity of our elections for our citizens now and for generations to come.”

Breitbart noted that San Francisco and several cities in Maryland currently allow non-citizens to vote in local elections, while New York City and Boston are considering it.

The fact that major cities are considering allowing non-citizens to reside in America, let alone participate in elections, is absolute insanity, but thankfully, the GOP appears determined to defend citizens’ rights.