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SHORT TAKES ON THE DRIFTING WRECKAGE – OVERNIGHT: 

AMERICANS FIGHTING BACK – OVERNIGHT:  From Breitbart:   Black Americans in New York City, New York, have filed a lawsuit against the city for giving municipal voting rights to nearly a million foreign nationals.  As Breitbart News has chronicled, Democrats on the 51-member New York City Council approved a plan last month that allows more than 800,000 foreign nationals with green cards, visas, and work permits the opportunity to vote in citywide elections so long as they have resided in the city for at least 30 consecutive days.  Now, four black Americans and New York City residents — Phyllis Coachman, Deroy Murdock, Katherine James, and Anthony Gilhuys — have filed suit with the help of the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF).  Their lawsuit accuses the city’s Board of Elections of violating the 15th Amendment by imposing a “racially discriminatory” policy that is set to drastically dilute the voting power of American citizens in New York City, and specifically of black Americans.  “All of the relevant indicia demonstrate that a racially discriminatory purpose was a motivating factor in the passage of the Foreign Citizen Voting Bill,” the lawsuit states.  This is a hot one.  I hope they win.  Voting should be a privilege of citizenship.  But you have different sections of the Democratic Party base opposing each other in this lawsuit.  It could get very ugly, and further split the Democrats.

February 2, 2022