It’s not like anyone is really voting anyway.
The Vermont Supreme Court ruled in favor of a law permitting noncitizens to vote in local, municipal elections.
In 2021, the state Legislature backed bills to change the local charters of Montpelier and Winooski to permit noncitizen voting in local elections. Though Republican Gov. Phil Scott vetoed those measures, the Democratic Legislature overrode his objections, the Associated Press reported.
The city of Montpelier has nine registered noncitizen voters, per the outlet. In Winooski, 55 noncitizens voted on local issues in an election held in March of last year.
The Republican National Committee had asked the court to declare noncitizen voting in violation of the state constitution, which the court declined to do. “The statute allowing noncitizens to vote in local Montpelier elections does not violate Chapter II, § 42 because that constitutional provision does not apply to local elections,” the court wrote. more here