Non-Citizen Voters In NYC Are More Reason To Worry About Elections
Non-citizens' voting rights in municipal elections raise questions about how the city will stop them from voting for federal and state officials.
The light of reason can sometimes be seen, albeit faintly, even in the deepest blue areas of the United States. The New York City Council debated and then passed a law last week granting non-citizens the right to vote in municipal elections.
One of the members, Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, D-Brooklyn, said the bill, which will go into effect in 2023, would not “amplify” the voices of her largely African-American constituents....