Stacey Abrams, who was soundly defeated in her attempt to become the governor of Georgia and met with crying Chuck Schumer, who urged her to run for the Senate wants illegal aliens to get the right to vote in local elections.
By federal law, they cannot vote for House members, Senators or the president. But, some states allow them to vote for mayors, and school boards. It’s taking the incremental path to legalize their vote for national candidates.
Abrams claims that she’s not taking sides on the issue but that she would not oppose it.
MARGARET HOOVER: What is your view about some municipalities, like San Francisco, who have decided that it’s okay for some non-citizens to vote in local elections?
STACEY ABRAMS: I think there’s a difference between municipal and state and federal.
Part of municipality — I’m not arguing for it or against it, but I will say, having been deputy city attorney, there’s a very — the granularity of what cities decide is so specific, as to, I think, allow for people to be participants in the process without it somehow undermining our larger democratic ethic that says that you should be a citizen to be a part of the conversation.
MARGARET HOOVER: So, in some cases, you would be supportive of non-citizens voting?
STACEY ABRAMS: I wouldn’t be — I wouldn’t oppose it.
Georgia [is] changing fairly dramatically and very quickly. And I could see that there was a pathway for Democrats to surge and to start to reclaim more power in the state. I believe that we are a purple state. I like to say we’re blue and just a little confused. But the notion being that, as we continue to change demographically, our politics are gonna keep changing.
Abrams shouldn’t run for the Senate, but she will and is likely to win the Democratic nomination. But, she is damaged goods. She could have been a gracious loser, but instead she tossed around voter supprssion, racism and sexism as reasons for her loss. people won’t forget that.