A DFL representative (democrat for you non-Minnesotans) in the Minnesota legislature has submitted a bill that will grant non-citizens (see illegal immigrants, tourists, you name it) the right to vote in local elections. I sit here, absolutely dumb founded that anyone, Replican, Democrat, Communist, whatever, would actually submit such legislation.
The actual citizens of a country should be the only ones allowed to vote for their elected representatives. Why not just mail 50 million absentee ballots each Minnesota election to various countries around the world. Might as well hand out ballots as part of the customs process at the airport. Seriously, what right would I have to vote in France? None. And why should I? I am not French, I am not a citizen of the country, and I have very little attachment to the country. Not only that, but the door to rampant voter fraud and "mass importation of temporty voters" is left wide open. Who could not vote? How would you know if they voted more than once? Unreal.
Apparently the DFL in Minnesota figures anyone and everyone, citizen or not, should be able to vote. The only good news is that if the bill is passed, it will require a vote by actual Minnesota citizens to make it turn into law. Hopefully, Minnesotans are smarter than to go down that slippery slope.