Black Voters Sue NYC, Opens Lawsuit Over Voting Of Non-Citizens

The Big Apple’s Board of Elections have been sued by a sect of African-American New Yorkers, with claims made to halt the law allowing non-citizens to cast their votes in local elections.

According to the netizens, the law violates federal civil rights law and was centered on discriminatory intent.

Member of the board of directors at the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) – Ken Blackwell, who filed the lawsuit with RNC against New York City Mayor Eric Adams, had claimed that the law leveraged on race to demark the voters group.

“They explicitly used race as a factor of demarking the voter groups that they wanted to give this privilege to and that is a direct violation of the 15th Amendment,” he said.

The lawsuit also highlighted the 15th Amendment of the US Constitution which states that “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”

It also cited Ydanis Rodriguez’s comments that the bill would empower Hispanics and Asains in the state. Rodriguez had sponsored the Intro 1867-A as stated in the lawsuit.

Furthermore, emphasis were made on the racial intent used as a key factor in the bill.

“Discriminatory intent may be established by proof that race was a motivating factor by proponents of the law.

“Overwhelming direct and circumstantial evidence exists that the Foreign Citizen Voting Bill was enacted with an impermissible racial intent.

“When white power or white men’s power is being attacked, what they consider being attacked, they stand up and they fight,” he said while advocating for the bill.

“They fight to preserve their power and their influence…. have to stop and think about this sea of mostly white men that have stood up against this bill at this moment in an effort to preserve their power and influence, and that is exactly what will happen every time you challenge power.”

Board Member, former Ohio Secretary of State, and former Mayor of Cincinnati – Blackwell, recently disclosed his concerns to a news agency, about the demeaning value placed on American citizenship based on race.

“While municipalities might have the right to let aliens vote on municipal issues, they don’t have the right to dilute the electoral power of an American citizen on the basis of race,” he said.

The New York State have now proposed a referendum to stop non-citizens from casting their votes, with the lawsuit claiming a council member had framed the legislation with racial intent.

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