New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) approved legislation on Sunday that would allow nearly 800,000 non-citizens to vote in local elections in New York City.
This includes the mayor’s race.
Up to one million non-citizens living in New York City will have access to the ballot box after Mayor Eric Adams (D) on Sunday approved legislation by the city council to automatically become law. https://t.co/isW6V2HXn8
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Up to one million noncitizens living in New York City will have access to the ballot box after Mayor Eric Adams (D) on Sunday approved legislation by the city council to automatically become law.
As Breitbart News reported last November, Adams has always supported the move.
â€œI believe that New Yorkers should have a say in their government, which is why I have and will continue to support this important legislation,â€ Adams said in a statement Saturday, asÂ seenÂ by theÂ New York Post.
â€œWhile I initially had some concerns about one aspect of the bill, I had a productive dialogue with my colleagues in government that put those concerns at ease. I believe allowing the legislation to be enacted is by far the best choice, and look forward to bringing millions more into the democratic process,â€ the Democrat continued.
More on the new law:
Undocumented immigrants remain unable to cast local ballots under the new law, which gives legal non-Americans the right to vote for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, borough president, council member, or local ballot initiatives beginning in 2023.
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