Democrats Appeal Ruling Banning Non-Citizens To Vote In Local Elections

In a move to try and steal future elections, New York City Democrats are trying to appeal last month’s ruling blocking a law that would have allowed around 800,000 green card holders to participate in local elections, undermining democracy.

One of the plaintiffs in the case, New York State Assemblyman Michael Tannousis (R), praised the ruling.

“During a time where nearly 200,000 migrants have flooded our city and streets, disrupting the public and attacking our police officers, my colleagues and I have worked tirelessly to protect our voting laws which were created for citizens of the United States,” Tannousis said.

“Democracy always wins and I am proud to say it was delivered yet again today,” he added.

According to leftists, green card holders should have the right to vote because they pay taxes and contribute to the community. They fail to acknowledge that voting is and should always be reserved for U.S. citizens.

The controversial law was originally passed in 2021 by the City Council and signed into law by progressive former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D).

The case will now be handed off to New York’s Court of Appeals. Staten Island President Vito Fossella, another plaintiff who filed to challenge the legislation, said that they are ready to do what is necessary to protect the Constitution.

“In plain English, the New York state constitution says only citizens have a right to vote in these elections,” said Fossella. “The city council has no authority to do what they didn’t.”
“We are going to be ready to do what we can. We are not surprised,” he added.

Unfortunately, this is a pattern that is plaguing liberal states. Several cities have legalized non-citizen voting. According to KHOU-11, Oakland, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and at least 10 cities in Maryland allow this practice.

Last December, Boston also approved those with “legal status” to vote, according to The Western Journal.

Of course, when it comes to progressive policies, it’s hard to outdo California. Allowing non-citizens to vote wasn’t enough. The city of San Francisco decided to  Kelly Wong, a Hong Kong citizen, to the San Francisco Elections Commission last month.