A new bill in New York which allows noncitizens to vote has caught the attention of the GOP – and they’re ready to put an end to the dangerous legislation.
After Democrat New York City Mayor Eric Adams refused to block the bill from becoming law, more than 800,000 noncitizens living in NYC were granted the right to vote in local elections.
Both Adams and former Mayor Bill de Blasio declined to use their veto power, which ends 30 days after a bill’s passage, to strike down the bill after the City Council approved it last month.
“I believe that New Yorkers should have a say in their government, which is why I have and will continue to support this important legislation,” the mayor said in a statement, according to The New York Times. “I look forward to bringing millions more into the democratic process.”
While this particular bill only applies to NYC, if it were to spread and become more widely adopted throughout the country – the Democrats could assure that Republicans never win another election again, especially given the number of illegals the Biden administration has been funneling in and planting in cities across the country.
This of course, has forced the Republican party’s hand and RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced on Monday that the GOP is challenging the new law in court, warning that it threatened election integrity
“American elections should be decided by American citizens. If Democrats can subvert elections this flagrantly in America’s largest city, they can do it anywhere. The RNC is suing to protect the integrity of our elections, and we stand ready to do the same wherever Democrats try to attack the basic security of your ballot,” McDaniel said in a statement.
“Plaintiffs contend that the Non-Citizen Voting Law is unconstitutional and violates Articles II and IX of the New York State Constitution as well as the State Election Law and the Municipal Home Rule Law,” the RNC’s lawsuit states.
“Plaintiffs seek a declaratory judgment that the Non-Citizen Voting Law is unconstitutional, violative of New York statutory law, and invalid, as well as an injunction permanently enjoining the Defendants, the Mayor and the New York City Board of Elections, from enforcing or implementing the law in any respect.”
The effort to grant noncitizens the right to vote in New York City has been years in the making. Progressive members of the City Council touted the law as an example for Democrats to follow in enacting elections reforms around the U.S.
“It’s important for the Democratic Party to look at New York City and see that when voting rights are being attacked, we are expanding voter participation,” NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez said in November, referring critically to GOP-backed election reforms in other parts of the country.
Georgia was one of the first states to pass GOP-backed election integrity measures following the 2020 election and concerns over emergency election reforms put in place over the COVID-19 pandemic. Democrats condemned Georgia’s election reforms, attempting to craft a false narrative around them by comparing them to modern “Jim Crow” laws, despite it being a blatant lie.
Author: Wayne Darvin