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Vermont for the first time allowed foreign nationals to vote in local elections

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Vermont allowed the foreign nationals to vote in their first local elections. The Republicans attempt to prove in court that this enterprise violates the Constitution.

Two Vermont towns, Montpelier and Winooski, are holing local elections and for the first time it was decided to allow the foreigners to vote. According to an official of Montpelier, in the capital of the state, one foreign national has registered to vote. In Winooski, eight foreign nationals have registered to vote.

Moreover, the foreigners who don’t Speak English will be provided with the ballots in their native language, reports say.

Democrats in Vermont governed Montpelier and Winooski to let the foreign nationals to participate in the elections back in June 2021.

However, the Vermont Republicans are currently suing the both towns for allowing the foreigners to vote. Republican National Committee says this policy violates the Vermont’s constitution.

Since it reserves voting rights for the Americans, according to RNC, it can become a dangerous precedent. If the foreign nationals now can vote at the state level, the next step can be to put such an initiative at the federal level.

Author: Usa Really