Maryland’s College Park county just announced their new plan and everyone is utterly shocked. According to reports from Fox 5 DC, they are planning on allowing non-U.S. citizens to vote in local elections.
The College Park City Council has voted in favor of a measure that will make it possible for city residents who are not U.S. citizens to vote in local elections.
This decision makes them the sixth city to allow legal permanent residents and undocumented immigrants to vote in municipal elections, reports Red State Watcher.
If everything went according to plan, the council’s vote on this issue was supposed to happen back in August. But after some council members received threats because of the proposal, it was postponed.
Almost two dozen people signed up to speak on the matter during Tuesday night’s meeting, making quite the debate inside College Park City Hall. One man, who was against the proposal, was called a Nazi just because he was against the proposal.
Todd Larson, who is in favor of the proposal, said:
“The reality is allowing all people to vote in municipal elections is going to make College Park more inclusive, and that has been the history of voting rights expansion in the United States and what has happened in our neighbors in Maryland who have expanded voting rights to non-U.S. citizens.”
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