Saturday 27 November 2021

New York City Council Preparing To Allow 800,000 Non-Citizens To Vote In Local Elections


The city council of New York City is about to pass a measure which will allow almost a million non-citizens to vote in local elections.

Is this just a back door attempt to eventually let all illegal immigrants vote in all elections?

Isn’t that something the left desperately wants to happen?

The New York Times reported:

New York Moves to Allow 800,000 Noncitizens to Vote in Local Elections

For decades, lawmakers and immigrant advocates in New York City have pushed for legislation that would allow legal residents who are not citizens to vote in municipal elections, a right they had in school board elections until the boards were abolished in the early 2000s.

Now city lawmakers are moving to make noncitizen voting a reality — over the objections of Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The City Council is planning to approve a bill that would allow more than 800,000 noncitizen New Yorkers to register as members of political parties and vote in municipal elections, provided they are green card holders or have the right to work in the United States.

The measure is expected to be approved on Dec. 9 by a veto-proof margin. It would allow noncitizens to vote in local elections, and would not apply to federal or state contests. But the measure raises longstanding questions about who should be allowed to participate in the country’s democratic process.


Mr. de Blasio, speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, said he would not veto the legislation. But he expressed concern that the bill would undermine the “value of citizenship” if it dissuaded residents from seeking it. Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, also said he believes only the State Legislature can grant noncitizens the right to vote — a view many experts dispute.

One Republican on the council objects. He recently talked about it on Newsmax:

This is a naked power grab by the left. Plain and simple.

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