The City Council of College Park, Maryland, home to the University of Maryland and just a couple of miles from Washington, D.C., has voted to allow illegal aliens who sneaked into America to vote in all local elections.
“The reality is allowing all people to vote in municipal elections is going to make College Park more inclusive, and that has been the history of voting rights expansion in the United States and what has happened in our neighbors in Maryland who have expanded voting rights to non-U.S. citizens,” Todd Larson, a city resident, said in the open hearing before the council vote.
The mayor of College Park City, Patrick Wojahn, said the measure will help people in the community have a voice in representative government.
“There are people who have been in this city for decades,” Wojahn told FOX DC5, “who contribute in many different ways.” He said the people are “paying taxes, volunteering on committees, being a part of the civic association who are not able to vote because of their citizen status and some of these folks don’t have any legal path to citizenship.”
“This would be giving them an opportunity to have a voice in who their representatives are, who’s governing their city,” he said.
College Park is the largest U.S. city to allow voting from illegal aliens, but six other towns allow legal permanent residents to vote in municipal elections.