Anti-immigration group files suit against D.C.’s noncitizen voting law

A lawsuit filed by seven D.C. voters represented by an anti-immigration group against the city’s Board of Elections is headed to federal court as the plaintiffs try to stop the District from permitting noncitizens to vote in local elections. The voters, including Republican mayoral candidate Stacia R. Hall and Dick A. Heller — a retired security officer whose landmark Supreme Court case ended the city’s gun ban — sued the Board of Elections, seeking to prevent the board from implementing the D.C. Noncitizen Voting Act, passed by the D.C. Council in October after advocates successfully argued that noncitizens have an interest in schools, public safety and other issues. Justin Wm. Moyer and Megan Flynn, The Washington Post.

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