THE INSANITY CONTINUES: NYC on Cusp of Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote

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Not a US citizen? No problem. Cast your vote here.

That’s the message New York City is sending to non-citizen residents of the Big Apple who comprise nearly 1 in 9 of the 7 million voting-age residents of the city.

Under a bill that is quickly nearing approval, non-citizens would be allowed to vote in mayor, city council, and other municipal races.

Noncitizens still wouldn’t be able to vote for president, Congress, or state elections such as those for governor, judges, and legislators.

The measure has broad support in the City Council, and little is left standing in the way of it becoming law. Even Bill de Blasio has questioned whether it’s a good idea, but said he wouldn’t veto it.

Currently, over a dozen communities across the US allow noncitizens to vote, including 11 towns in Maryland and 2 in Vermont. However, none are nearly as big – and as important – as New York City.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


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  1. Why is it insane? New York began to allow some non-citizens to vote starting in the 1820s. This continued into the 1920s. Other states began to do so even earlier and most other states have done the same at some point in the past. There is absolutely nothing in the US Constitution prohibiting it and the US Supreme Court ruled in 1875 that citizenship has nothing to do with voting rights. You need to learn more US history and government.

  2. What’s wrong with this? If someone is a citizen of NYC — if they live in the city, work in the city, pay taxes to the city, and have to obey the city’s laws, why shouldn’t they have a voice in setting those taxes, in how they’re spent, and in making those laws? What difference does it make whether they’re also citizens of the USA? There are no national security issues, so you can’t use that as a reason to deny them the vote. So what reason is there?

    For much of the USA’s early history many states allowed resident aliens to vote in state and federal elections as well. Kol shekein city elections.

  3. This was a reporter on two weeks ago
    Can anyone answer and explain why Jews in their right mind would want to continue living in New York City?