Most people can now vote in New York

The New York City Council passed a bill last week to allow about 800,000 non-citizens to vote in local elections, and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced said he wouldn’t veto it. The bill passed 33-14 before some stiff opponents, including Democrats.

“It is unconstitutional under state law. It’s very clear,” Councilman Kalman Yeger, a Democrat in Brooklyn, said during Thursday’s debate. That was endorsed by Councilmember James Gennaro, a Democrat in Queens. “Me and everyone in this body took an oath — an oath! —To uphold the constitution of the state of New York.” Most people can now vote in New York

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