From EAG News:
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco supervisor Eric Mar wants to let illegal immigrants vote in school board elections, and he’s banking on public opposition to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s views on immigration to push the proposal through.
Mar is expected to propose a charter amendment today for the November ballot to allow noncitizens with children or dependents 18 years old or younger in the San Francisco Unified School District to vote in elections for the school board, regardless of whether they’re in the country illegally, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The measure would mark the third attempt by city officials to grant noncitizens voting rights. Voters rejected similar proposals in 2004 and 2010. In 2004, voters defeated the measure 51 to 49 percent, and the opposition grew to nearly 55 percent against in 2010, Ballotpedia reports.
But Mar believes this time things are different, primarily because of an intense focus on illegal immigration sparked by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has called for building a wall to control the flow of immigrants along the country’s southern border.
“In the previous campaigns, it was a different climate,” Mar told the Chronicle. “With Donald Trump’s racist and anti-immigrant sentiments, there is a reaction from many of us who are disgusted by those politics. I think that’s going to ensure there is strong Latino turnout as well as other immigrant turnout.”
While media reports have focused on the anti-Trump sentiment among Latinos, The American Mirror highlighted a recent YouTube video…