"Over the border and into the booth": Fox & Friends misleadingly fearmongers about noncitizens voting in federal elections

"Over the border and into the booth": Fox & Friends misleadingly fearmongers about noncitizens voting in federal elections

Guest calls for California to be stripped of Congressional representation and electoral votes because San Francisco lets noncitizens vote in school board elections

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From the July 20 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Chris, the way it works is if you are over 18-years-old and you have a child in the schools, under 19, and you’re in the country illegally, you’ll be able to vote in these local elections in San Francisco. What do you think about this idea? 

CHRIS SALCEDO (DIRECTOR, CONSERVATIVE HISPANIC SOCIETY): Well, what could go wrong, right? Foreign nationals voting in elections. When I first heard about this story, Steve, a couple of things popped into my mind. First, the Democrats just came up with their brand new slogan -- well, their third brand new slogan, for the 2018 election. What, "For the people?" Well now we know who the people are: foreign nationals. The Democrats have been feigning outrage about interference in our elections for the past two, two and a half years. Attempted interference in our elections. Now they're passing laws out in California, the center for left-wing thought, that ensures foreign interference in our elections. This is absolutely insane.

DOOCY: Well, a question a lot of people looking in are going to have, Chris, is all right, if you're allowed to vote in the local election, what will keep you from voting in a federal election? 

SALCEDO: Well, you know that they have very lax voter laws out in California. And as soon as it catches on in San Francisco, guess what? LA is right behind, here comes San Diego, here come the other population centers out in California. And Steve, in my mind, if they persist on giving foreign nationals a voice in selecting our leaders, I think California ought to be punished. There's a couple of ways we can do this. If they persist in this activity coming up in the 2018 election, I think that Congress should refuse to seat any of their representatives, whether they be Republican or Democrat. And if they continue to persist in this illegal activity, that their 55 electoral votes should be thrown out in the next presidential election in 2020.

DOOCY: Do you think this is going to catch on across the country? 

SALCEDO: Not across the country. In California, absolutely. As long as they're allowed to you get away with it, left-wing extremism lives out that way. Again, it's San Francisco, which is becoming known being the feces, the human feces capital of America, along with hypodermic needles strewn everywhere. Liberal policies don't work. But look, foreign nationals must not be allowed to vote for our leaders in American elections. It's that simple.

Related:

CNN: Noncitizens in San Francisco can register to vote, but only for school board elections

Previously:

Tucker Carlson: Democrats want "demographic replacement," with a "flood of illegals" to create "a flood of voters for them"

Tucker Carlson repeatedly asks undocumented guest if he plans to vote in the next election

Laura Ingraham: San Francisco and sanctuary cities have "hypodermic needles in the streets" and "human feces all over"

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