San Francisco spends $300,000 to register noncitizen voters — 49 sign up
This is (was?) a trend nationwide. Montgomery country, just north of Washington DC was toying with something similar.
In theory these non-citizens are only supposed to be able to vote in school board elections, but one assumes that school board elections are only a first step toward full voting rights.
We at The Sorrentino do not get that bent out of shape over the illegal immigration issue but it seems reasonable to us that only US CITIZENS be able to vote in US elections. Since when did that become in any way controversial?
(From The San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco’s effort to get noncitizen parents to the ballot box is pretty much a bust the first time out, with only 49 signing up to vote in the Nov. 6 election.
Back in July, the city began registering noncitizens — including undocumented immigrants — to vote in school board elections.
The program is the first-of-its-kind in California and followed passage of a 2016 San Francisco ballot measure opening school elections to noncitizens who are over the age of 18, city residents and have children under age 19.