Fox 5 reports that College Park “joins six other towns in allowing legal permanent residents and undocumented immigrants to vote in municipal elections.”
College Park has been debating the issue of allowing non-citizens to vote for months. They were supposed to hold a vote in August but it was postponed after alleged threats against a council member.
“Although you come up here and you say that there are hundreds of citizens and residents of College Park that are for this charter, I can tell you that there are thousands against it,” said Beth Debrosky, a resident who opposed the measure. “Voting is a right of the citizens. It’s plain and clear. It’s constitutional. It’s also written at the state level and it also belongs at the local level.”
At a previous meeting on the matter, Laurence Provost explained that “voting is a right, but it is also a privilege and there are standards for voting.”
He added, “Citizenship is special.”
Not to Democrats. Citizenship is just an artificial barrier to inflating their voter rolls.