Last week, the U.S. House voted to block a measure passed by the D.C. Council last fall that would allow noncitizens to vote:
The first resolution took aim at D.C.’s Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act, which allows noncitizen residents to vote in local elections. The D.C. Council approved the measure in October.Read more
A D.C. Council committee has taken a radical step in advancing a measure that would legalize noncitizen voting in the District of Columbia. As John Fund pointed out earlier this year when a federal court struck down a New York City law that permitted noncitizen voting, noncitizen voting is part of the Left's agenda to change the U.S. voting system:
The New York law is part of a nationwide push to blur the very meaning of citizenship and promote noncitizen voting everywhere and for all offices.Read more
The past week has been a good week for both Republicans and open, fair, and honest elections. It has also been a downright bad and ugly week for the Democrat Party’s consigliere, Marc Elias.
First, the good: Yesterday, a New York Supreme Court Judge ruled that (like virtually everywhere else in the world) you have to be a citizen to vote in New York City:
Staten Island Supreme Court Justice Ralph Porzio also issued a permanent injunction that bars the city Board of Elections from letting around 800,000 non-citizen residents register to vote.
In a 13-page ruling, Porzio said city officials can’t “obviate” restrictions in the state constitution, which “expressly states that only citizens meeting the age and residency requirements are entitled to register and vote in elections.”
“There is no statutory ability for the City of New York to issue inconsistent laws permitting non-citizens to vote and exceed the authority granted to it by the New York State Constitution,” he wrote.Read more