When I first heard that the New York City Council — my city council — planned to let foreign citizens vote in municipal elections, I thought this was a stupid and absurd idea. Voting should be limited to American citizens, even for local races. If foreign-born people want to vote in U.S. elections, great! But first, get naturalized.
This idea, now a new law, turned out to be even worse than I imagined. J. Christian Adams, Esq., one of America’s leading election-integrity experts and voting-rights litigators, explained to me that this measure violates the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This foreign-citizen voting law is designed specifically to increase Hispanic political power in New York City and dilute that of local black voters. New York City Council members openly discussed these racial motives as they debated and then approved this dreadful statute.
When Adams told me that he sought plaintiffs who wanted to torpedo this law as unconstitutional, I jumped at the opportunity to sue the New York City Board of Elections and speed this rotten measure’s Subway ride to the ash heap of history. I am proud to be a part of this lawsuit and look forward to a swift victory and the defeat of this wretched new law.
As for the New York City Council, this handy to-do list might help them use their time more productively:
– Fight crime
– Fix the mediocre schools
– Revive moribund local businesses
– Clean the filthy streets and sidewalks
– Kill every rat in town
If the New York City Council focuses on these things, I promise never to sue Gotham again.