NYC Council Begs Court To Allow Non-Citizens To Vote

The New York City Council is now pleading with the New York Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling that has declared the council’s previous law to allow non-citizens to vote as unconstitutional.

The council passed a law in 2021 that allowed 800 thousand green card holders to vote in local elections, but in February an appeals court overturned that law.

Speaking on behalf of the council, Rendy Desamours said in a statement, “The Council passed Local Law 11 of 2022 to enfranchise 800,000 New Yorkers who live in our city, pay taxes, and contribute to our communities.” He then added, “Today’s filing to appeal the Second Department’s recent decision seeks a determination from the state’s highest court that the law is consistent with the State Constitution, Election Law, and the Municipal Home Rule Law.”

Ironically, by “enfranchising” non-citizens with voting rights, it actually ends up disenfranchising the citizens the government is supposed to be representing and protecting. But the council conveniently turns a blind eye to this fact.

Instead, Democrats dress the idea up in flowery language, saying that allowing non-citizens to vote “empowers” them to participate in “democracy” and invoke New York’s history of immigrant heritage to cover up the disenfranchisement.

But a democracy without laws that respect citizenship makes citizenship meaningless.

Staten Island President Vito Fossella, who was one of the law makers that originally opposed the law, said in reaction, “In plain English, the New York state constitution says only citizens have a right to vote in these elections.”

Considering that the right to vote in federal elections is exclusive to American citizens, it would seem to be only logical that it is exclusive to local elections as well, since local governments are but microcosms of the federal government and exist within it. But Democrats seem to want every vote they can get without caring where it comes from.

Giving non-citizens the right to vote isn’t just confined to New York City, but is something that has been happening in Democratic strongholds all across the nation, including Washington, D.C. Conservatives have called this out as a Democratic scheme to simply get more votes to enact their far-left agendas.