New York State Supreme Court Tosses NYC Law that Allows Non-Citizens to Vote
The measure gave 800,000 green card holders and illegal alien “DREAMers” the right to cast a ballot.
Republican opponents argued that the city council does not have the authority to grant voting rights to illegals.
Mayor Bill De Blasio did not veto the bill at the time.
On Monday the New York Supreme Court ruled the law allowing non-citizens to vote was illegal.
Only proper citizens retain the right to vote.
It looks like the communists lost another court battle.
FOX News reported:
The New York Supreme Court ruled Monday that a New York City law that allowed noncitizen residents to vote in municipal elections is illegal.
The law, passed in December 2021 by the New York City Council, created a class of voters called “municipal voters,” comprised of noncitizens who reside in the city for at least 30 days before an election and register or pre-register to vote. Under the law, municipal voters were granted the right to participate in elections for mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough president, and council member.
“The New York State Constitution explicitly lays the foundation for ascertaining that only proper citizens retain the right to voter privileges,” Richmond County Supreme Court Judge Ralph Porzio said in the court’s ruling. “It is this Court’s belief that by not expressly including non-citizens in the New York State Constitution, it was the intent of the framers for non-citizens to be omitted.”
The bill first became law automatically after former Mayor Bill de Blasio and current Mayor Eric Adams both declined to either sign or veto it. De Blasio had openly expressed concerns about it, recognizing that there were “big legal questions” surrounding it.
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Author: Jim Hoft