Skip to comments.In New York City, Hundreds Become U.S. Citizens Just in Time to Vote
Posted on 10/15/2016 1:44:01 AM PDT by ruination
In a packed federal courtroom in Brooklyn on Friday, it was one-stop shopping for 262 New Yorkers: They became American citizens and registered to vote all from their seats and just before the deadline.
Today is the last day you can register to vote in New York, Magistrate Judge Vera M. Scanlon told the new citizens from 55 countries immediately after they recited the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States. That is one of the special privileges you have that you didnt have three minutes ago.
Voter registration forms were distributed inside the courtroom, and Judge Scanlon promptly directed the people to mail them at the post office next door. But Fryda Guedes, a staff member from the advocacy group Hispanic Federation, made it even easier. Ms. Guedes went through the aisles and collected the forms, saying she would hand-deliver them to the Board of Elections.
That made Beverly Greigs day. A native of Guyana and a 30-year Queens resident, Ms. Greig, 67, wondered for weeks whether she would have enough time to register.
I was asking everybody: Can I vote, can I vote? I have to vote, Ms. Greig said. Thrilled, she handed her form to Ms. Guedes.
In three ceremonies in New York City on Friday, 685 people became American citizens, the latest in a national wave preceding the presidential election.
For many, the campaign of Donald J. Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, was motivation. Humera Qayyum, 25, a medical assistant from Coney Island by way of Pakistan, said she had experienced discrimination as a Muslim wearing a hijab, and was displeased with Mr. Trumps call to bar Muslims from the United States.
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I bet half of them voted in the last election.
> Voter registration forms were distributed inside the courtroom, and Judge Scanlon promptly directed the people to mail them at the post office next door. But Fryda Guedes, a staff member from the advocacy group Hispanic Federation, made it even easier. Ms. Guedes went through the aisles and collected the forms, saying she would hand-deliver them to the Board of Elections.
Is it just me or does it seem a bit foolish to give that kind of form to a random woman who claims to be from some “advocacy group”? She has nothing to do with the elections board and is not any sort of official whatsoever. Sure seems to me that she could alter or copy them, or rifle through them, or just toss them all in the trash on her way out of the building, and nobody would be any the wiser. Why is it OK to encourage that? I think she shouldn’t be anywhere near anybody’s voter registration form and it sure shouldn’t be encouraged.
But she’s obviously a Democrat! That makes it OK!
I live in a country outside the USA. Some of my American Born Citizen friends called the county clerk, who sent via electronically to a chap in Austria, an absentee ballot, and added a German wife who is NOT a citizen. Couldn;t understand that the idea was for CITIZENS to vote.
I’ll wager my next social security check the military vote, will once again, be delayed,lost,or stolen....it’s the Democratic way to run an election
News-story posted by member “ruination”.
Just a taste of whats coming.
We've been letting the Democrats import new voters from the third world since 1965. Only now do we have a candidate who wants to put a stop to this and he's been labeled a racist and stands a good chance of losing because of it.
Just remember, between January '03 and January '07, the Republicans controlled the White House and both branches of Congress. They could've rolled back this along with decades of other liberal initiatives. Their constituents wanted them to but President Bush and his Republicans had different plans.
So when you look at that photo and see those right hands being raised, the third world values they're bringing, and the new votes Hillary Clinton will receive, let us reflect on all the effort the GOP put forth to stop this. Because as far as I can tell, the only immigrant they're interested in stopping is Melania Trump from moving into the White House.
By whom? Why? Shouldn't citizens do these things on their own?
The majority of some 40 million plus additional bodies Obozzo has allowed into America are MUSLIMS.
“Just remember, between January ‘03 and January ‘07, the Republicans controlled the White House and both branches of Congress. They could’ve rolled back this along with decades of other liberal initiatives. Their constituents wanted them to but President Bush and his Republicans had different plans.”
We’ve subsequently learned Speaker of the House Hastert had other, more pressing issues to work on such as covering up his pedophilia and setting himself up for lucrative lobbying work once he left Congress. Remember, those were the days of earmarks, $200 million bridges to nowhere, a border wall that wasn’t funded, more job destroying free trade deals, and doubling of the national debt. The GOP House went on a mad spending spree to keep the K Street lobbyists happy President Bush couldn’t find his veto pen, or defend himself against the most vicious political attacks, because after 9/11 he was too busy holding hands with Saudi princes and declaring Islam “the religion of peace.” No time to defend the Constitution and the shrinking middle class.
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