The story is about a proposal in Portland, Maine, that will allow non-citizens to vote. Now, it's not proposing to allow illegal immigrants to vote. It's proposing to allow legal immigrants who are not citizens to vote.
And one of the people that the story profiled lives in Minneapolis, has lived there nearly two decades, but hasn't learned much English and still isn't a citizen. But, he sends his kids to public school and wants to vote for those on the school board.
Guess who he wants to vote for? Democrats.
"I like the Democrats. I want to vote for Democrats, but I don't have citizenship," he said.Why isn't he a citizen? The AP story sums it up:
To become a citizen, immigrants must be a lawful permanent resident for at least five years, pass tests on English and U.S. history and government, and swear allegiance to the United States.See the problem? He'd have to swear allegiance to the United States. And there's no way he could follow through on that oath and vote for a Democrat.
No one who loves American could vote for a Democrat.
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