In January, New York city adopted legislation that would allow non-citizen residents to vote. The law has now been struck down by a judge. This article by Christina Fan, is published by MSN. Here is an excerpt:
Non-citizens living in New York City will not be allowed to vote in local elections.
A judge blocked the measure Monday after New York back in January became the first city in the nation to grant those rights to non-citizens.
The law would have allowed nearly 1 million people to vote in the city’s municipal elections, but as CBS2’s Christina Fan reported, Republicans challenged the measure, and won.
A day before the primary election, it’s a major blow for voting rights advocates. Just seven months ago, they rallied on City Hall steps to give non-citizens the right to vote. On Monday, they learned the short-lived law was defeated in court.
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