Democrats in Rhode Island Pushing Bill That Would Allow Non-Citizens to Vote
“The measure marks the latest attempt by leftists to give foreigners and, in this case, even illegal immigrants the opportunity to influence the U.S. electoral process.”
The bill would allow non-citizens to vote in municipal elections, but you know that’s not the endgame here.
The Federalist reports:
Rhode Island Bill Would Open Elections To Illegal Aliens, In Democrats’ Latest Push For Noncitizen Voting
Democrats in the Rhode Island General Assembly have introduced legislation that, if passed, would grant localities the ability to give non-U.S. citizens the right to vote in municipal elections. The measure marks the latest attempt by leftists to give foreigners and, in this case, even illegal immigrants the opportunity to influence the U.S. electoral process.
Under the new bill (H 5461), cities and towns would be permitted to “allow all residents of the municipality to vote in municipal elections for municipal officeholders regardless of the immigration status of the residents.”
The measure also stipulates that the locality’s board of canvassers is required to coordinate with Rhode Island’s secretary of state and board of elections to “develop the forms and instructions to implement the provisions” of the new law, “as well as any rules and regulations necessary to ensure that any ballot for municipal officeholders only is kept separate and apart from ballots distributed to [citizen] voters … and counted separately for transmission to the board of elections.”
The legislation does not specify what constitutes proof of residency.
According to the Rhode Island Constitution, the only “persons entitled to vote” are U.S. citizens 18 and older who have lived in their town and the state for 30 days or more “preceding the time of voting as provided by law,” and are registered to vote at least 30 days before Election Day. Despite the specific requirements laid out in the document, Democrat Rep. Enrique Sanchez, one of the bill’s sponsors, doesn’t “think it would be necessary to amend the state’s constitution in order to allow non-citizens to vote,” as The Providence Journal reported.
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David Codrea points out:
Now, the Portuguese have a long (two centuries) and notable history of RI citizenry (Bristol, Warren, East Providence), but the names I’m seeing here are not Portuguese…
Only a US Citizen should be allowed to vote in any type of election. Anyone not a US Citizen should not be able to get any sort of Federal or state benefit. If they are illegal aliens they should not be able to get drivers license either.
They’ll get their damnable globalism by hook or by crook!