Legislation

GOP sues Winooski, Montpelier for non-citizen voting

by Guy Page

The Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Vermont GOP (VTGOP) yesterday filed suit against the cities of Montpelier and Winooski over charters changes that allow non-citizens to vote in municipal elections. As approved by the Democrat-controlled Vermont Legislature, these changes allow foreign citizens to decide American elections.

Ferry V. Montpelier was filed yesterday in Vermont Superior Court. Plaintiffs include Montpelier residents Charles Ferry and Maurice Martineau. State party officials Deb Billado and Jay Shepard are among the 10 other plaintiffs. Weston V. Winooski was filed in Chittenden Superior Court. Douglas Weston of Winooski is the lead plaintiff, and is joined by 11 others, including Ferry, Martineau, Billado and Shepard.

An RNC statement called the approved charter changes “a blatant attack on election integrity” that violates the state constitution which requires Vermont voters to be U.S. citizens.

“Democrats are trying to dismantle the integrity of our elections. In addition to attacking widely supported safeguards like voter ID, Democrats also want foreign citizens to vote in American elections,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said. “Republicans are fighting back on this far-left assault against election integrity — unlike radical Democrats, we believe that our elections should be decided solely by American citizens. This is a matter of principle and we will fight in all 50 states to ensure this remains the case.”

The RNC is joined in the suit by the Vermont Republican Party and several concerned Vermont voters. The suit also raises important concerns about how the laws will be implemented and whether non-citizens will end up on the same voter registration lists used for state-level and federal elections.

In late June this year, the Vermont legislature overrode vetoes by Republican Gov. Phil Scott, greenlighting voter-approved changes to the city charters of Montpelier and Winooski. Those cities now allow all residents over age 18 to vote in city elections, regardless of citizenship status. Noncitizen voting in federal elections remains illegal nationwide.

Click here to read more about today’s suit from FOX News.

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10 replies »

  1. FINALLY VT GOP!!!!! I have been asking for you to show some MUSCLE here!!!! If you all just kick back & take this unconstitutional B.S. – it will ALL be over. Fight tooth & nail the way the Apostles did for Jesus…………a worldwide, righteous movement was begun by their tenacity & honesty!

  2. ***The lawyers for the RNC & VTGOP NEED to uncover how many deceased, non-state residents, AND these illegal & non-citizens have voted in the 2020 Presidential election!

    Furthermore – how MANY college students are voting here in VERMONT AND voting as well in their actual home state???

    Vermont is indeed rife with voter FRAUD!

    • It’s even worse than you might imagine. People coming in, mostly younger folks, and affecting local voting. VT is a haven for the “woke”.
      However, suing over the Winooski flag? Did I get that right?

  3. Sometimes i think the founders were wise to restrict voting to people of property. Owning property indicates a certain level of responsibility.

  4. What is to stop these people from mailing in ballots? Isn’t that why we have mail in voting now? They can’t stop the corruption if they are part of it. They do nothing to stop the mechanisms all ready in place to ensure illegible voters will vote anyway. I have no faith in the election process anymore after seeing what Arizona and Georgia found. My vote is cancelled 100 times over.

  5. Our former Bubble Gum salesman, Secretary of State says everything is Okay no voter fraud here. Just similar to the statement, “this car was owned by a little old lady”. All those in favor of voter fraud, raise your hand. Those of you who are already dead don’t worry we will see that you get to vote. Those students who are here for a few years, paying enormous tuition for a degree in Gender Studies and how to be an activist, we will make sure that you can vote here and at home as well. Even if you are still a ward of our parents IRS tax form and live in another state with them when not at school. We wouldn’t want to deny a person their vote. And all of you people who got smart enough to move out of Vermont, we will see that you get at least one more ballot in the mail so you can vote in your former state too. To be sure that you get one, we will also mail a ballot to your former address. Since we know that all elections are completed in full honesty, we will also hire Dominion voting machines to count our ballot. Nothing to see here, we’ve got this for you!

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