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New York Democrats prepare to grant the right to vote to nearly a million non-citizens

Democrats on the New York City Council are preparing to grant the right to vote in local elections to nearly one million non-citizens across the city.

According to New York Times, 34 Democrats from the 51-member city council panel have joined forces to provide a veto-proof majority that will provide more than 800,000 non-citizens with green cards, visas and work permits the ability to vote in municipal elections as long as they have resided in New York for at least 30 consecutive days.

Democrats are looking to approve the measure on December 9.

“It’s important for the Democratic Party to look at New York and see that when voting rights are attacked we increase voter turnout,” said City Councilor Ydanis Rodriguez (R), who represents the Washington Heights neighborhood. . Times.

If the legislation is approved, approximately 130,000 Dominican Republic nationals and approximately 120,000 Chinese nationals would be among the nearly one million non-nationals who would be granted the right to vote.

As Breitbart News reported last month, Mayor-elect Eric Adams (D) supports the legislation. Outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) has repeatedly suggested that the legislation would almost certainly be challenged in court for violating New York state law.

The legislation would be a boon to the city’s massive 3.1 million foreign-born population, which represents nearly 40% of the city’s resident population, while diluting the municipal votes of millions of US citizens. who live in the city.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at Follow him on twitter here.

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