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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I am Dutch, I have no idea whatsoever
    How do things work in your country? Just curious. The Dutch settled part of the colonies (New York I believe) so you're tied to us.
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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    Quote Originally Posted by HorseLoverGirl View Post
    How do things work in your country? Just curious. The Dutch settled part of the colonies (New York I believe) so you're tied to us.
    We have links from before the US was a country and one of the oldest US allies in the world.

    In the Netherlands they can vote if they live in the Netherlands for 5 years without interruption and legally. Or they are citizens of other countries that permanently live in the Netherlands.

    Everyone who lives in a Dutch city has to register at city hall. And if you qualify for participating in elections, you get a voter card sent home, you then go with that card and your identity card to the local voting office and vote for your favorite candidate or your favorite party.
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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    We have links from before the US was a country and one of the oldest US allies in the world.

    In the Netherlands they can vote if they live in the Netherlands for 5 years without interruption and legally. Or they are citizens of other countries that permanently live in the Netherlands.

    Everyone who lives in a Dutch city has to register at city hall. And if you qualify for participating in elections, you get a voter card sent home, you then go with that card and your identity card to the local voting office and vote for your favorite candidate or your favorite party.
    Like I said, the Dutch settled what is now New York (New Amsterdam originally). We don't typically register at City Hall here in the US. We have what are called Board of Elections in every county, at least in NC that is. We also have early voting in some states (NC is one) where you can go to the Board of Elections and vote. On election day you have designated polling places (mine is a local high school) where you go vote. They are typically open until around 730 pm
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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    An interesting portent of our times...

    http://lims.dccouncil.us/Download/33...troduction.pdf

    The DC city council has issued a bill that would allow non-citizens to vote in Washington D.C., for local elections. Should this be allowed? Vote in the poll.
    San Francisco proposed this same thing several years ago. I forget how it panned out, but I think it was ultimately defeated.

    Anyway, no, they should not. Wanna vote? Become a citizen.
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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    An interesting portent of our times...

    http://lims.dccouncil.us/Download/33...troduction.pdf


    The DC city council has issued a bill that would allow non-citizens to vote in Washington D.C., for local elections. Should this be allowed? Vote in the poll.
    Heck no. However convicted felons are still American citizens; let them vote.
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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    Btw: I was shocked to learn a friend of mine from Florida who married a girl he met online from England and moved there to be with her votes in British elections. He's NOT a British citizen but has lived there since 2004. His wife is British and he has two British kids although I'm not sure if family has anything to do with it.

    Yeah, he was going on and on about the libdems and the Tories on Facebook (no idea who these people are expect British political parties) and who he was voting for so I asked him does he vote over there. He said yep. What's extra surprising is the UK does NOT allow their own British subjects living in overseas protectorates such as the British Virgin Islands, the Falklands, the sandwich islands, the Cayman Islands, etc. vote in British elections. If they had, I fully believe most of the pre-WWII British Empire would still be intact.

    Now that I think about it and for clarity, the UK does not have a national election for Prime Minister like we have for president if I'm not mistaken. Instead, people there vote for their own representative in parliament like we vote for our congressmen. Those members of parliament then elect a prime minister based on party affiliation. So if it were, if you wanted Hillary Clinton to be president, you'd have to vote for a democrat congressman. The British territories are not represented in the British Parlament.
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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    I voted no but I admit I don't know much about this. For example can somebody be here legally for like say 5 years, not be a citizen and paid types of taxes all that time? That could influence my answer and if that situation is possible why are they not a legal citizen yet?? are they trying but it just takes that long
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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    Voting is a privilege of citizenship. Non-citizens should never be allowed to vote.

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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    An interesting portent of our times...

    http://lims.dccouncil.us/Download/33...troduction.pdf


    The DC city council has issued a bill that would allow non-citizens to vote in Washington D.C., for local elections. Should this be allowed? Vote in the poll.
    I clicked no but I meant yes... too fast for my own good. I was thinking initially of "illegal" immigrants. As a LEGAL immigrant to New Zealand I am allowed to vote in every election and I should be allowed to. I have a job, contibute to society, pay my taxes, have children here... heck, the only thing I did to hurt this country was to bring my soon to be ex-wife along.
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    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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    Re: Should non-citizens be legally able to vote in Wash. DC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Heck no. However convicted felons are still American citizens; let them vote.
    So a convicted murderer or child rapist can vote but a contributing tax paying immigrant doctor that saves lives should not be allowed to vote? WTF?
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Supreme Court can't interpret The Constitution. They don't have that power.

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