Saturday, October 29, 2016

Democrat-Run Cities Push Plans to Let Non-Citizens Vote

A handful of Democratic-run cities are considering plans to allow non-citizens and illegal aliens to vote in elections, which would further strengthen Democratic incumbents and blur the differences between citizen and non-citizen.

New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, and a handful of Maryland jurisdictions allow non-citizens to participate in some types of local or school elections. On November 8, San Franciscans will get to choose whether or not their sanctuary city that protects illegal aliens, including repeat criminals such as Kate Steinle’s alleged killer, from deportation, will also allow non-citizens to vote in school board elections.

Similar measures failed in 2004 and 2010, but San Francisco Assemblyman David Chiu, whose parents were Taiwanese immigrants, is confident it stands a good chance of passing this year because there is no organized opposition. “I think that’s because of the ugly, anti-immigrant statements expressed by Donald Trump and his supporters,” he told Bloomberg News. READ MORE