Huge win for America: San Francisco judge strikes down law letting non-citizens vote

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA- First New York…now San Francisco. Late last week, a judge struck down an ordinance in the City by the Bay which allowed non-citizens to vote in school board elections, the Daily Wire reports.

The ordinance, approved in 2016 allowed non-citizen parents of school-aged children to vote in school board elections. The law took effect in 2018, and was extended indefinitely last year. Since its passage, the ordinance has been challenged by a number of groups, including the California Public Policy Foundation and the United States Justice Foundation.

“The State of California has a long-standing requirement that voters must be United States citizens,” the plaintiffs argued. “This requirement applies to every election in the state, even those conducted by charter cities, because determining voter qualifications is a matter of statewide concern where state law supersedes conflicting charter city ordinances.”

That argument seemed to resonate with the court, which said:

“Transcendent law of California, the Constitution…reserves the right to vote to a United States citizen, contrary to (the) San Francisco ordinance,” wrote San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Ulmer in the ruling.

That will now prevent the city from counting votes from non-citizens.

In striking down the ordinance, Ulmer wrote:

“In sum, San Francisco ordinance 206-21 is contrary to the California Constitution and state statutes and thus cannot stand.”

The plaintiffs argued that since the San Francisco Unified School District receives state taxpayer money, interest in the ordinance extended to the entire state, writing that the city does not enjoy unlimited autonomy to redefine who may vote.

As mentioned, as similar law in New York City was struck down in June. That law would have permitted some 800,000 non-citizens to vote in Big Apple elections. That law allowed foreign nationals to vote in citywide elections on the condition they lived in the city for at least 30 days.

In the New York case, the court ruled that the state’s constitution is clear…voting “is a right granted to citizens of the United States.”

The latest ruling in San Francisco is another blow to the open borders lobby, which has made allowing non-citizens to vote a major part of their agenda to water down American elections.

San Francisco has yet to indicate if they plan to appeal the ruling.

Breitbart News had previously reported the city spent nearly $400,000 to register a total of 61 foreign nationals to vote in the school board elections.

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For more on the New York City ruling, we invite you to read our prior report on that situation.

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NEW YORK CITY- It’s been a good week for the rule of law. In the same week where a New York State gun law and Roe v Wade were struck down by the United States Supreme Court, a New York Supreme Court justice struck down New York City’s absurd law which allows non-citizens to vote in local elections, the New York Post reported.

In his ruling, Justice Ralph Porzio said the law violated both the state’s constitution as well as a number of provisions of state law. Porzio issued a permanent injunction which bars the city’s Board of Elections from allowing an estimated 800,000 non-citizen residents the ability to register to vote.

Porzio, in a 13-page ruling said city officials can’t “obviate” restrictions in the state’s constitution, which “expressly states that only citizens meeting the age and residency requirements are entitled to register and vote in elections.”

“There is no statutory ability for the City of New York to issue inconsistent laws permitting non-citizens to vote and exceed the authority granted to it by the New York State Constitution,” he continued.

Porzio’s ruling said the city’s law also violated sections of the state’s Election Law and Municipal Home Rule Law.

The decision by the justice was applauded by City Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island), one of the plaintiffs in the case. Borelli said the ruling “validates those of us who can read the plain English words of our state constitution” while accusing proponents of the measure of attempting to “skirt the law for political gain.”

“Opposition to this measure was bipartisan and cut across countless neighborhood and ethnic lines, yet progressives chose to ignore both our constitution and public sentiment in order to suit their aims,” Borelli said in a prepared statement.

“I commend the court in recognizing reality and reminding New York’s professional protestor class that the rule of law matters.”

Last December, the city council overwhelmingly and in violation of the state’s constitution passed the “Our City, Our Vote” bill, which would have allowed green-card holders in the city, as well as residents with work visas, to vote in local elections. The number, estimated at about 10% of the city’s populations would not, however, have been allowed to vote in state or national elections.

Former Mayor Bill de Blasio declined to either sign or veto the measure, while newly elected and feckless Mayor Eric Adams—who supported the measure despite initially expressing “concerns”—allowed it to automatically become law by neither signing it nor vetoing it after it was passed. A true gutless move.

“I believe that New Yorkers should have a say in their government, which is why I have and will continue to support this important legislation,” Adams said at the time the bill was enacted, reports ABC News. 

Meanwhile, Murad Awawdeh, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition promised the organization will continue to fight on to “ensure that nearly 1 million New Yorkers who are building their lives here and investing in our communities can have a say in their local democracy.” 

“We refuse to allow today’s verdict to further the disenfranchisement of black and brown communities in New York City,” he continued. 

Meanwhile Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee, which was a plaintiff in the case, emphasized that U.S. elections “should be decided by American citizens.” 

“The RNC is proud to head a broad coalition in successfully challenging this unconstitutional scheme and will continue to lead the effort across the country to ensure only citizens can vote in America’s elections,” she said. 

It is unknown if the city will appeal Monday’s ruling, however it would appear to be a fool’s errand to do so, since the state’s constitution is crystal clear on the matter.

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For more on illegal voting, we invite you to read a prior piece we published on the issue:

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ATLANTA, GA – Georgia’s Secretary of State, who had previously been praised by Democrats for withstanding pressure from former President Donald Trump to recalculate vote totals during the 2020 election, has opened an investigation into the state’s 2020 general election and subsequent U.S. Senate runoff amid claims of ballot harvesting.

Georgia law states that it is illegal for any third party to pick up and drop off ballots for voters.

According to a complaint filed with the Secretary of State by True the Vote on November 30, at least 242 people made over 5,000 ballot drop-offs during the Georgia Senate runoff elections.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said:

“Credible evidence was given to us that people were harvesting ballots. This information was provided to us, and they said there’s a witness, a ‘John Doe.’ And so, we’re looking at subpoenaing that person to get the information.”

On an episode of the John Solomon Reports podcast, Raffensperger added:

“We’ve actually prosecuted people for ballot harvesting. I’ve had several cases come before me on the state election board. So, we do have some information and we’re going to investigate that.”

True the Vote, a conservative vote-monitoring organization based in Houston, Texas, conducted an investigation and turned evidence over to Georgia officials.

The evidence reportedly includes phone data correlated with video that shows individuals dropping ballots at 5,662 ballot drops during the 2020 pandemic.

Breitbart News reported about the True the Vote evidence in August, but Gov. Brian Kemp (R) decided not to investigate the matter. Breitbart wrote:

“In other words, what the document says is that True the Vote was able to take cell phone ping data on a mass wide scale and piece together that several people—suspected ballot harvesters—were making multiple trips to multiple drop boxes, raising potential legal questions in a number of these states.”

Huge win for America: San Francisco judge strikes down law letting non-citizens vote

Raffensperger, who is seeking reelection in 2022,  has now opened an investigation. He stated:

“We do have some information. And we are going to investigate that. We did deploy drop boxes that were under 24/7 surveillance, and because they were then that really, you know, can indicate who dropped that information off, and we’re really just going through that.

“If people give us, you know, credible allegations, we want to make sure that we do. And we have that right now as an ongoing investigation.”

Raffensperger faced intense pressure from the Trump administration to investigate reported election fraud during the 2020 presidential election.

Then-President Donald Trump, who lost the election in Georgia by just 12,000 votes, called the Secretary of State following the presidential election vote-counting demanding he look into fraud claims.

Trump pressured Raffensperger to conduct audits to prove his allegations, arguing they would show election fraud and swing the vote total, making him the winner in Georgia instead of now-President Joe Biden.

The secretary of state’s office did not review video footage from the drop boxes after the 2020 election, but a statistical analysis from the federally funded research center Mitre Labs found “no suspicious indicators of ballot harvesting,” Raffensperger said.

Raffensperger said his office is considering asking the State Elections Board to issue subpoenas to secure evidence such as the names of suspected ballot harvesters:

“That will be one of the processes we’re looking at if we have people that don’t want to come forward for whatever concern, because we really need to get to the bottom of it.

“We just can’t let it sit there and lie. So, if it comes to that, then that’s probably the next step that we’d be looking at.”

In August, former President Trump commented on the True to  Vote investigation and evidence:

“This is a big deal. This is a big deal. I know, I’ve been hearing about it. Voter ID is very important. Georgia’s new law is not strong. Texas’s new law is strong. Georgia’s new law is not strong because the governor of Georgia didn’t want it to be strong. It’s better than it was, but it’s not strong.

“Frankly, going to paper ballots is better than anything you can do — paper ballots. Going to paper ballots. You know, Canada uses paper ballots. I think going to paper ballots would be the best thing if you want to have accurate elections.”


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