When non- U.S. citizens vote
- April 9, 2009
- A book by Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies department chair and political science associate professor, is featured in the Miami Herald on April 7, 2009
Pity the voters of Maine. Once America's leading political aphorism for their reliability in picking presidential winners (''As Maine goes, so goes the nation''), they were reduced to a national wisecrack after their state was one of only two to choose Alf Landon over Franklin Roosevelt in 1936 (``As Maine goes, so goes Vermont''). Now they're about to be outsourced: The state is considering a bill that would abolish U.S. citizenship as a requirement for voting in local elections. Somehow, ``as Mogadishu goes, so goes Maine'' just doesn't have the same ring.
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