NY Republicans vow to take legal action if de Blasio signs bill allowing non-citizens to vote

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The New York City Council is set to vote next week on a measure that would allow non-citizens to register to vote in municipal elections, but Republicans are readying themselves to challenge it in court if they have to.

At a Thursday news conference, New York State Republican Party members vowed to do whatever they can.

"We pledge action, legal or otherwise, any means necessary to stop this dangerous legislation from undermining our elections," party chairman Nick Langworthy said.

The bill, if it becomes law, would allow more than 800,000 non-citizen residents to vote, according to the New York Times.

"I thought we’d seen it all from Democrats in this state," Langworthy said, calling the push to allow non-citizens to vote "perhaps the worst idea out of New York City Democrats ever."

The party chairman said that Democrats have already made New York City a sanctuary city and provided illegal aliens a number of benefits, and that this new bill "was always the next step in the left’s plan to radically transform American for the worse."

Langworthy claimed the bill violates the U. S. and New York State Constitutions, stating that voting "is expressly reser... (Read more)