Saturday, February 05, 2022

Bill introduced in the State legislature to ban voting my non-citizens in Tennessee elections.

By Rod Williams, Feb. 3, 2022 - A Bill has been introduced in the State legislature that if passed would prohibit non-citizens from voting in elections in Tennessee. While it is ridiculous that such a measure should be necessary, unfortunately, I fear it is. New York City just recently passed a law to allow non-citizens to vote in city elections. Two cities in Vermont and nine in Maryland also allow non-citizens to vote in local elections.

Nashville would likely be the only city in Tennessee that would allow non-citizens to vote and I would wager that if not preempted by State law from doing so, some of our woke progressive council members would introduce legislation to allow non-citizens to vote in our local elections. I could venture a guess as to which Council member would be the lead sponsor of such a bill.  Probably, the same member who in 2020 tried to slash the funding for police. 

Whereas defunding the police was not successful, my perception is that Nashville is even more woke now than it was in June of 2020, and allowing non-citizens to vote in Nashville elections would be an easier sell than was defunding the police.  With New York having decided to allow non-citizens to vote in their elections, many of Nashville's woke, would not find the idea to be so radical. It would be viewed as what kind, open-minded, hip people, who are concerned with social justice do. If such a measure was introduced in the Metro Council, I would not be surprised if it did not pass. 

I hope the State bill passes.  The State of Tennessee needs to keep Metro Nashville on a short leash.

To view the bill, SENATE BILL 2245, follow the link. 

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