Stacey Abrams ‘Wouldn’t Oppose’ Non-Citizens, Minors Voting in Local Elections

Posted on January 11, 2019 5:30 pm

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In a new interview on PBS, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D.) said she’s open to non-citizens and minors voting in municipal elections.

Margaret Hoover, host of PBS’s “Firing Line,” asked Abrams about progressive cities such as San Francisco where non-citizens can vote in local elections. Abrams said “there’s a big difference between municipal and state and federal” elections, and the larger democratic norms in the U.S. aren’t damaged by non-citizens voting on local matters.

“I’m not arguing for it or against it, but I will say having been deputy city attorney, the granularity of what cities decide is