In 2015 alone, the state of California issued over 600,000 drivers licenses to illegal immigrants throughout the state. Now, it appears that the city of San Francisco wants to go a step further and grant voting rights to illegal aliens.
San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Eric Mar says the political climate is right to grant illegal immigrants the right to vote.
While even notoriously liberal San Francisco voters have rejected past efforts to grant voting privileges to illegals, Fox News reports that Mar thinks the backlash against Donald Trump will yield a strong turn-out of Latino and anti-Trump voters to the polls to pass his proposed charter amendment.
“With Donald Trump’s racist and anti-immigrant sentiments, there is a reaction from many of us who are disgusted by those politics,” Mar said, according to Fox News. “I think that’s going to ensure there is strong Latino turnout as well as other immigrant turnout.”
Mar’s amendment would grant illegal immigrants who have children in public schools the right to vote in school elections.
“The time is right for San Francisco to make history, to pave the way for immigrant parents to have a say in the policy decisions that impact their child’s education and who gets to sit on the Board of Education,” Mar added.
This is not San Francisco’s first attempt to open up voting to those who are in the United States illegally. Two similar amendments failed in 2004 and 2010. The left-wing city and its politicians are obviously hoping that the third time will be the charm.