Stacey Abrams: Illegal Immigrants “Are Now No Longer Able To Elect Anyone Who Represents Them”
Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams appeared to bemoan the lack of influence illegal immigrants have within the U.S. political system in a 2014 recording, claiming that the illegals are unfairly excluded from political representation. Abrams was speaking about districting and census data as it pertains to illegal immigrants.
Abrams slammed proposals to restrict redistricting and census queries to legal U.S. citizens, claiming the proposals should include non-citizens. Watch here:
“You can eliminate anyone who’s not a citizen… Meaning anyone who’s a resident, a green card holder, or undocumented… What you’re left with then in the United States today is that 50% of the population under the age of 15 is communities of color. If you remove them from the calculation, then what that means is that you’ve created a whiter or more Republican voting base.”
The electoral system of any nation-state, by definition, is limited to citizens of said nation. Abrams’ gripes with citizen-based districts appear to endorse an alternative in which citizenship is merely irrelevant, and American elections are open to the whims of anyone whatsoever.
Conservative commentator James Woods slammed Abrams for the radical proposal, pointing out that the political celebrity is a potential running mate for Joe Biden:
Stacey Abrams wants illegal aliens to be able to vote because it would balance “white people.” If she is Joe Biden’s running mate, she will be president within a year, if he’s elected. Watch for yourself. pic.twitter.com/cTdvVe0xjl
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 21, 2020
Abrams is one of many Democrats to advocate for further enfranchisement of illegal immigrants in both the U.S. census and in federal elections. The Trump administration had attempted to include a question on the 2020 census on citizenship, but the initiative was shut down by judicial activists within the court system.