Portland, Maine, weighs letting noncitizens vote

Portland, Maine, weighs letting noncitizens vote

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:46 am

There's one vital difference, though: Rwaganje isn't a U.S. citizen and isn't allowed to vote on those taxes or on school issues. That may soon change.

Portland residents will vote Nov. 2 on a proposal to give legal residents who are not U.S. citizens the right to vote in local elections, joining places like San Francisco and Chicago that have already loosened the rules or are considering it.

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101024/NEWS/101029879
Opponents of the measure say immigrants already have an avenue to cast ballots — by becoming citizens. Allowing noncitizens to vote dilutes the meaning of citizenship, they say, adding that it could lead to fraud and unfairly sway elections.

Duh...
Not a citizen...
No right to vote...
CapeCoaler
 
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