Thursday, August 9, 2018

Illegal immigrants not exactly flocking to register to vote in San Francisco ... THANKS TO TRUMP?

Ever since San Francisco passed their new measure allowing non-citizens (including illegal aliens) to vote in school board elections, the debate over such a concept has flared up yet again. Despite polls showing that only Democrats approve of such an idea in anywhere near majority numbers, there are a lot of Democrats in the Bay area, so you’d think it would be a welcoming environment for them. That’s why it’s rather odd that so few non-citizens have been lining up to register to vote. How few, you ask? Registration opened on July 16th, but as of last Thursday, August 2nd, a grand total of one person had taken advantage of the offer. (CBS San Francisco)
A plan in San Francisco to let people who are not U.S. citizens vote in school board elections isn’t getting off to a great start.
The idea was that immigrants — both legal and illegal — should get a say in picking the leaders who affect their kids’ education. However, there is hardly a push to register to vote.
July 16 was the first day that non-U.S. citizens could register to vote in school board elections in San Francisco. Since then, only one person has taken advantage of the new law and immigrant right activists said that this has everything to do with the current political climate.
So what’s holding back the tide of eager participants in our democratic process? Assemblyman David Chiu of San Francisco thinks he knows the answer. And, of course, the answer is… Trump.
Read the rest from Jazz Shaw HERE.

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