(TeaParty.org Exclusive) – The left is desperately trying to destroy democracy in America and it looks like they are well on their way to accomplishing this goal in ultra-liberal New York City.
Under a new measure approved Thursday by the City Council, noncitizens would gain the right to vote in municipal elections. This would give nearly 800,000 green card holders and so-called “dreamers” access to the ballot box in the Big Apple.
The only thing potentially standing in the way of the bill would be a veto from sitting duck Mayor Bill de Blasio but we all know and he has even said that he will not veto it. The bill could face potential legal challenges though, at this point, even that is unclear.
Naturally, the bill was personal to some on the City Council including councilman Francisco Moya, whose family comes from Ecuador. He got emotional as he explained his support of the bill which he says will allow his “beautiful mother” to now be able to vote for him.
“This is for my beautiful mother who will be able to vote for her son,” he said by video with his immigrant mother at his side.
Believe it or not, New York City will not be the first city in the US to allow noncitizens the right to vote in local elections. As of right now there are 11 towns in Maryland and two towns in Vermont who allow noncitizens to cast ballots. New York City, however, is the largest place to give this right to those who are not legal US citizens.
While noncitizens still will not be able to vote for president or members of Congress or even in state races for governor, judges or legislators, this is a foot in the door nonetheless. It’s really only a matter of time before they get that right too. It’s the ultimate goal for Democrats, after all.
Given the fact that NYC is no small city, this move could very well stir-up the national debate over voting rights for noncitizens, especially given the fact that fraud committed by noncitizens has been rampant in recent federal elections. A little fact denied by Democrats.
Fortunately, some states, like Alabama, Colorado and Florida already adopted rules last year that would prevent attempts to pass laws like this one while Arizona and North Dakota have long-established rules on the books against it.
Meanwhile, in New York City, legally documented, voting-age noncitizens make up nearly one in nine of the city’s 7 million voting-age residents. These individuals could soon have the opportunity to decide on the mayor of NYC, City Council members, and other municipal officeholders.
“The bill we’re doing today will have national repercussions,” said the council’s majority leader, Laurie Cumbo, a Democrat who opposed the bill because of concerns that it could diminish the African American vote.
To be eligible, noncitizens would have to be lawful permanent residents of the city for at least 30 days and authorized to work in the US. The bill also includes the so-called “dreamers.” however, which includes migrants brought here by a parent.
“It is no secret, we are making history today. 50 years down the line when our children look back at this moment they will see a diverse coalition of advocates who came together to write a new chapter in New York City’s history by giving immigrant New Yorkers the power of the ballot,” Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez said in a statement after Thursday’s vote.
Immigrants who have come here legally and become US citizens are allowed to vote. This new bill is not “giving immigrant New Yorkers the power” to do anything. It’s giving noncitizens the right to take part in US democracy when they should not have that right at all seeing as how they are not citizens.
City Councilman Joseph Borelli, the Republican leader, said a legal challenge is likely. Opponents say the council lacks the authority on its own to grant voting rights to noncitizens and should have first sought action by state lawmakers.
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— Congresswoman Kat Cammack (@RepKatCammack) November 17, 2021
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 9, 2021
This situation is sure to get interesting. Stay tuned.
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