Posted on January 24, 2020

Between 500K and 1M Non-Citizens May Get Voting Rights in New York City

John Binder, Breitbart, January 23, 2020


As Breitbart News reported, Democrat city councilmembers are considering legislation that allows eligible legal immigrants to vote in citywide elections — similar to San Francisco, California, policy where non-citizens are allowed to vote in local school board elections.

Anywhere between 500,000 to one million non-citizens in New York City would be granted the right to vote in local elections if the legislation is approved by the city’s 51-member city council, sources told the New York Daily News.

Pushing the legislation is Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan) along with 22 other Democrat councilmembers and the city’s Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.

The law would give local electoral power to the city’s massive 3.1 million foreign-born population — making up almost 40 percent of the total city population. The majority of the city’s foreign-born population has arrived from the Dominican Republic, China, Mexico, Jamaica, Guyana, Ecuador, and Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Bangladesh, and India.