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Foreign Nationals Aren’t Just Voting In San Francisco Elections, They’re Running Them Too


In San Francisco, California’s Democrat officials are too busy gifting foreign nationals the ability to run the city’s elections to worry about their citizens floundering in crap, crime, and homelessness.

On Wednesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to appoint Kelly Wong, a foreign national from Hong Kong, to the city’s Elections Commission. According to KQED, a local outlet, the commission is a “seven-member civilian body that oversees and creates policy for the city’s Department of Elections.”

“There are always voices inside my head. Like, ‘You can’t do it. You’re not competent. You’re an immigrant. This is not your country.’ That’s not true,” Wong, a so-called “immigrant rights advocate,” said. “If I can do it, [other foreign nationals] can do it.”

While ineligible to vote in elections, Wong told KQED that she aims to use her new position, as the outlet described, to “increase engagement among the city’s immigrant and non-English speaking communities” and “ensure that voter materials are translated in a way that people can understand.” To illustrate the latter, Wong noted how there’s currently no Cantonese or Mandarin equivalent to English terms such as “reparations.”

According to Just the News, in 2020 San Francisco axed a citizenship requirement for serving on city boards and commissions.

Wong’s appointment to San Francisco’s Elections Commission isn’t all that surprising given the city’s willingness to grant privileges exclusively intended for U.S. citizens to illegal immigrants. In 2016, for instance, city voters passed Proposition N, which authorized foreign nationals who are parents or guardians of children in San Francisco’s school system to vote in local school board elections. While the measure was only temporary and set to expire in 2022, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted in October 2021 to make the change permanent.

This prompted the U.S. Justice Foundation and California Public Policy Foundation to file a lawsuit against the city, arguing the measure constituted a violation of California’s constitution. The Superior Court of San Francisco agreed, ruling in July 2022 that the measure runs “contrary to the California constitution and state statutes and thus cannot stand.”

The California Court of Appeal overturned that decision in August, allowing the policy to take effect.

San Francisco is not the only jurisdiction where Democrats have granted foreign nationals voting privileges. While federal law stipulates that only U.S. citizens can vote in federal elections, Democrat-led cities in states such as Maryland and California have adopted measures in recent years permitting noncitizen voting in their municipal elections.

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Despite their state constitution forbidding such a practice, Rhode Island Democrats introduced legislation during last year’s legislative session aimed at granting such privileges to their noncitizen population. The bill never made it out of committee.

Meanwhile, Washington, D.C. passed legislation in 2022 granting foreign nationals the ability to vote in the district’s local elections. House Republicans’ legislative efforts to revoke the law have been blocked by Senate Democrats.

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