The New York City Council has proposed a law that will allow 800,000 illegal immigrants in the city to vote in elections.
Under this law, non citizens and green card holders alike will be able to vote in local NYC elections, but not federal and state races.
This is obviously an attempt to gain more Democrat voting power and will undeniably dilute the purpose of becoming a legal citizen in the first place.
New York’s Constitution under Article 2 Section 1 specifically affords the right to vote to any citizen over the age of 18 years.
“Every citizen shall be entitled to vote at every election for all officers elected by the people and upon all questions submitted to the vote of the people provided that such citizen is eighteen years of age or over and shall have been a resident of this state, and of the county, city, or village for 30 days next preceding an election,” it states.
Even Mayor Bill De Blasio has expressed concerns with such a bill. Historically De Blasio has been quick to lend his support to anything being passed by Democrats.
A professor from Albany Law School named Vincent Bonventre explained that despite the constitution not explicitly saying that illegal immigrants cannot vote, “the implications seem pretty clear that the right to vote is exclusive to citizens.”