The cities which are allowing non-citizens to vote claim that they are only allowed to vote in local elections. Critics believe this is just a first step and that this will eventually become a push to let illegal immigrants vote for everything.
FOX News reports:
‘Slippery Slope’? Cities across the country allowing non-citizens to vote
A small Maryland city drew national attention this week for allowing non-citizens including illegal immigrants to cast ballots in local elections – but it’s just the latest municipality to do so, in a trend that has some worried the changing definition of ‘voter’ could erode what it means to be a citizen.
“It’s a slippery slope,” said Ira Mehlman, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
College Park, which approved the policy Tuesday, became the 11th municipality in Maryland alone to allow non-citizens to vote in local races.
Supporters cast the change as an important step.
“To me, expanding access to the right to vote in our city is something that expands our community voice, not something that contracts it,” Mayor Patrick Wojahn said, according to the Washington Post…
The practice already goes well beyond College Park.
Apart from a couple towns that allowed the practice beforehand, the liberal enclave of Takoma Park kicked off the trend in Maryland back in 1992 when it began to allow non-citizens to vote in mayoral and city council elections. Several other cities and towns followed.
Where it’s allowed, non-citizen voting only applies to local races—non-citizens cannot vote in federal elections.
Where does this end? More importantly, what other country in the world allows non-citizens to vote in elections?