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San Francisco Judge Strikes Down California Voter Law – Non-Citizens Are No Longer Allowed to Vote in School Elections
By Ben Dutka|August 3, 2022
San Francisco Judge Strikes Down California Voter Law – Non-Citizens Are No Longer Allowed to Vote in School Elections

For years now, the argument surrounding illegal immigration has raged. Republicans and right-wing residents accuse the Biden administration of an historic border crisis, while Democrats downplay the situation.

There is also the question of unauthorized residents in the U.S. receiving benefits and other rights, typically reserved for legal citizens.

For example, California recently became the first state in the nation to give food stamps to illegal immigrants, a move which prompted plenty of backlash. It’s an especially difficult question for taxpayers.

But one California judge isn’t about to go any further — he just struck down another questionable non-citizen law.

A San Francisco ordinance allowed non-citizen parents of school children to vote in board elections. This was approved back in 2016 and took effect in 2018, and then was extended throughout 2021.

The law was quickly challenged by several groups, such as the California Public Policy Foundation and the United States Justice Foundation.

The plaintiffs argued as follows:

The State of California has a long-standing requirement that voters must be United States citizens.

This requirement applies to every election in the state, even those conducted by charter cities, because determining voter qualifications is a matter of statewide concern where state law supersedes conflicting charter city ordinances.

As it turns out, the court agreed with this argument.

Via The Daily Wire:

In a ruling released on Friday, a judge struck down a San Francisco city ordinance allowing non-citizens to vote in school board elections.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Ulmer said that contrary to the city ordinance in question, “the Constitution reserves the right to vote to a United States Citizen.

The judge added that the Constitution is the “transcendent law of California,” which is a stance many Americans can get behind.

It’s bound to rile the left-wing crowd, though, as they continue to push for rights for illegal immigrants. The problem is, much of it appears to go against every immigration and citizenship law we have.

They tried to get a similar law passed in New York, where up to 800,000 non-citizens would’ve been allowed to vote in city elections. But a court struck that down as well.

It’s likely that such issues will continue to play a major role in our elections for some time.

With over 1 million illegal travelers coming into the U.S. in 2021 and hundreds of thousands more in 2022 already, the topic becomes increasingly concerning for every legal American citizen.

Key Takeaways:

  • A San Francisco Superior Court judge struck down a city ordinance that allowed non-citizens to vote in school board elections.
  • The judge ruled that “the Constitution reserves the right to vote to a United States Citizen.”
  • This follows a court ruling in New York, that erased a law that would’ve allowed up to 800,000 illegal residents to vote in city elections.

Source: The Daily Wire

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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