Nets Turn a Blind Eye to San Francisco Allowing Illegals to Vote

Which would you say was more important, The Brady Bunch house going up for sale in Los Angeles or San Francisco giving illegal aliens the right to vote? Well, for ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News, it was the former.

On Thursday, San Francisco began a campaign to register illegal immigrants so they could vote in school board elections. Instead of reporting on that controversial liberal policy, ABC and NBC chose to focus on frivolous topics like the Brady Bunch house. ABC also fawned over Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen playing together at Madison Square Garden, while NBC touted Baltimore banning sugary drinks from kid’s menus and parents fighting at Little League games.

The CBS Evening News pretended they were going to do a segment on San Francisco’s policy. They actually teased it during their opening intro but they never got around to reporting it. They even used clips from Fox News to tease it:

SANDRA SMITH (Fox News anchor): San Francisco is letting illegal immigrants vote in a school board election this November.

SANDRA FEWER (San Fran. Supervisor; D): We are modeling what we know is right.

DON ROSENBERG (founder of Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime): We shouldn't be here. (…) And now you want to tell us how to run the school in I don't think so.

A similar clip of Don Rosenberg could be found in the video of Fox News Channel’s Special Report accompanying this piece, it was edited down by CBS.

 

 

Obviously, telling by where CBS borrowed their tease from, Fox News was not afraid to cover the story. During that evening’s Special Report, national correspondent William La Jeunesse examined what was going on in the liberal city.

Two years ago, voters here approved Proposition N amending the city charter giving anyone over age 18 with a child in school the right to vote in school board elections, including non-U.S. citizens, even those without legal status,” La Jeunesse reported.

Critics say voting is a right of citizens. Extending it to illegal immigrants creates confusion, a sense of entitlement, and a slippery slope,” he warned. “School board today, city council tomorrow. San Francisco now. Next, Los Angeles and beyond.

La Jeunesse also noted that the some feared that ICE would get their hands on the voter rolls and use them to roundup illegal immigrants. He also explained how federal voting laws could affect the rollout of the San Francisco policy:

Under federal law, noncitizens can't vote in federal elections. Also, under the state constitution, voters must be citizens and residents of the state of California. Which is one reason why some believe this measure could be overturned, but so far, it's gone unchallenged.

The liberal media loves to chastise and shame Republicans for policies they suggest are controversial but when it comes to the left, they’re dead silent.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

 

 

Fox News Channel's Special Report
July 19, 2018
6:30:16 PM Eastern

BRET BAIER: Illegal immigrants will get a chance to vote in San Francisco this fall. That development has ignited, as you can imagine, passionate responses on both sides of the immigration debate. National correspondent William La Jeunesse takes a look from our west coast newsroom.

[Cuts to video]

WILLIAM LA JEUNESSE: San Francisco, America's original sanctuary city, scored another first on Monday, registering illegal immigrants to vote.

NORMAN YEE (San Fran. Supervisor; D): Today, we will say to our families we need you to have a voice.

LA JEUNESSE: Two years ago, voters here approved Proposition N amending the city charter giving anyone over age 18 with a child in school the right to vote in school board elections, including non-U.S. Citizens, even those without legal status.

DON ROSENBERG (founder of Advocates for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime: You shouldn’t be here. Your kids shouldn’t be here. You should be thankful we’re educating them. And now you want to tell us how to run the schools? I don’t think so.

LA JEUNESSE: Critics say voting is a right of citizens. Extending it to illegal immigrants creates confusion, a sense of entitlement, and a slippery slope. School board today, city council tomorrow. San Francisco now. Next, Los Angeles and beyond.

ROSENBERG: It will absolutely spread like wildfire. There is nothing in this state, when it's a benefit to illegal aliens, that doesn't spread like the plague.

LA JEUNESSE: San Francisco, unified with some 50,000 students, is the only public school district in the city and county of San Francisco. Supporters say it's only right to give parents who have kids in school a voice in how those schools are run, documented or not.

SANDRA FEWER (San Fran. Supervisor; D): I think there will be parents will register because parents feel so strongly about public education and how profound it is in a child's life.

LA JEUNESSE: Emotions here run high when it comes to immigration. Some fear ICE will obtain the voter roll to arrest illegal immigrants. Others believe that cities sanctuary status will protect those who register.

[Cuts back to live]

Under federal law, noncitizens can't vote in federal elections. Also, under the state constitution, voters must be citizens and residents of the state of California. Which is one reason why some believe this measure could be overturned, but so far, it's gone unchallenged. Bret.

BAIER: William, thank you.


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