Self-evident, in the words of the Founding Fathers: Blue City Law Allowing Noncitizens to Vote Ruled Unconstitutional

“We determine that this local law was enacted in violation of the New York State Constitution and Municipal Home Rule Law, and thus, must be declared null and void,” Paul Wooten, associate justice of the Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department in New York, wrote in the Wednesday ruling. The court’s 3-1 ruling determined that the state’s constitution clause that reads “every citizen shall be entitled to vote” only referred to U.S. citizens.

Because to allow otherwise is to allow foreign influence over our elections, and therefore undermines democratic rule.

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