The Associated Press reports that although San Francisco has become the largest city in the United States to allow non-citizen voter rights, advocates of the plan are perplexed after only getting 35 people registered.
Of course, on election day, any one of the 40,000 people in the city of 885,000 who are in the country illegally (or, non-citizens) can sign up and cast their ballot for the ‘school board’ election on voting day.
Of course, it is illegal for non-citizens to vote in a state or federal election, regardless of what any sanctuary city allows or how many illegal registrations get mailed out in the ‘Motor Voter’ program, but officials who support the program assure people that the non-citizens will receive a special ballot (yeah, right.).
The AP wrote, “Voters in 2016 approved a measure allowing parents or guardians of a child in San Francisco schools to have a say in their children’s education by helping elect school board representatives regardless of their immigration status.”
San Francisco Supervisor Sandra Fewer, a former member of the school board and a supporter of the non-citizen voting measure bemoaned the fact that the turn out for non-citizens has been so small, blaming Donald Trump.
She said the ‘immigrant community’ (read illegal aliens who succor off taxpayers) is fearful because of an “unprecedented arena of animosity.”
Many people understand that to mean the ‘unprecedented’ actual enforcement of United States law.
Perhaps she didn’t see the videos where Obama and Clinton repeatedly argued that illegal immigration had to be stopped… or, maybe she just knew those claims were lies?
Harmeet Dhillon, an attorney and committeewoman for the National Republican Committee, explained that giving non-citizens the ability to vote cheapens the rights of citizens.
“Voting is a sacred privilege and a sacred right of citizens. It should not be trivialized for political gain,” she said.
Dhillon deals with election law cases. She explained that she was not surprised that only a few non-citizens have registered. Putting their name and address on a public list could endanger their chances of actually becoming a citizen.
“By voting people are taking a big legal risk, and for what return?” Dhillon asked.
In Maryland, “where an estimated 15 percent of residents are foreign-born, at least six cities allow non-citizens to vote in local elections.” However, a measure for College Park, which would allow non-citizen voting failed last year, to the surprise of many liberals.
Ron Hayduk, an associate professor of political science at San Francisco State University studies non-citizen voting laws, and said ‘in Massachusetts, the cities of Amherst, Cambridge, Newton and Brookline have advanced laws to allow non-citizen voting, but they cannot implement them because they need the approval of state lawmakers, who have not acted.’
“Non-citizen voting is a very contentious issue, and that’s in part why it’s not more widespread,” Hayduk added.
Many people recognize that he is absolutely right. They don’t want illegal aliens and other people who do not have a vested, long-term interest in the operations of the state or government to help decide on important issues.
Not everyone lives in a fairy-tale land, thinking that anyone and everyone should be able to vote and change the current system to one that doesn’t work and brings poverty and misery to the rest of the nation.
Liberals seems to be banking on the ‘political climate’ shifting in their favor. Norma Garcia of the Mission Economic Development Agency hopes more non-citizens will vote.
“The numbers are not what anyone would have wanted them to be, but we’re confident there will be increased participation once the political tide shifts,” Garcia said.
Many other people think that the tide will not shift, and non-citizen voting will fall by the wayside like other democrat ideas like slavery and stopping Civil Rights.