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  •  Oh no, of course not. (0+ / 0-)

    Actually, I had a British friend who was here for years illegally and he voted regularly. Not sure how he did it, but I don't think it did any great harm to the electoral process. After all, he did live here and had an interest in what went on in his community. I think, in Australia and some other countries, permanent residents can vote in local elections.

    The universe may have a meaning and a purpose, but it may just specifically not include you.

    by Anne Elk on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 03:15:39 PM PDT

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    •  So.... (0+ / 0-)

      You're fine with non-citizens voting in American elections then?

      Really?  I mean, the criteria should not be citizenship...just "an interest in what went on in the community?

      Wonderful.

      The truth is sometimes very inconvenient.

      by commonsensically on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 03:31:18 PM PDT

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      •  Well, if you are a "permanent" resident, (0+ / 0-)

        why not? I think Americans would feel a little uncomfortable for that to happen in national elections. But voting for mayor of your town? Sure!

        The universe may have a meaning and a purpose, but it may just specifically not include you.

        by Anne Elk on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 04:25:46 PM PDT

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        •  There should be no distinction (0+ / 0-)

          You're either a legal citizen, or you're not.  You have the right to vote being a legal citizen or you don't being a non-citizen...I don't care if it's for dog catcher.

          Going down the path you're presenting is wrong-headed, IMO.

          The truth is sometimes very inconvenient.

          by commonsensically on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 04:54:01 PM PDT

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