The Most Woke Thing I've Ever Seen Just Occurred in New York

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Yesterday, New York City officially passed a measure to allow non-citizens to vote in municipal elections. It will apply to green card holders and those with work authorizations, marking the destruction of the long-standing precedent that only U.S. citizens have a say in the governance of their country, from the federal to local levels.

Per Fox News, illegal immigrants are not part of the group that will be allowed to cast ballots, though you can probably guess how tight registration security measures will be. This is the same state that hands out drivers’ licenses like candy to those who crossed the border illegally

Yet, despite the absurdity of the measure that passed, it was a Democrat who actually voted “no” that stole the show, and not in a good way. The Majority Leader of the New York City Council, Laurie Cumbo, who cast that ” no” vote, explained her reasoning afterward.

Alternate headline: Democrats are eating their own identity groups in new and exciting ways. Behold, the most woke thing I’ve ever seen.

Cumbo, who is black, didn’t vote against allowing non-citizens to vote because she felt it stomped on the safeguards surrounding the traditional American institution of elections. Rather, she voted against it because she believes it will enfranchise too many people who might vote for Donald Trump (or presumably, other Republicans).

Really, what’s the point of the Babylon Bee if this is real life? How can they compete with this?

What you are seeing is the most current example of the left eating its own identities groups. As predicted, and it hardly took a genius to figure it out, the Democrat coalition is completely unsustainable. It was only a matter of time before the change in Latino voters, both in numbers and in how they vote, was seen as a threat by black, progressive Democrats. Here, we have the top Democrat in New York City outside of the mayor endorsing a position of disenfranchising people based purely on their race and how she thinks they’ll vote.

And sure, she actually arrived at the proper position because non-citizens shouldn’t be allowed to vote in any elections. That’s part of being a country. Yet, she didn’t arrive there for any of the right reasons. Instead, Cumbo has illustrated just how far the left is willing to go to bow before the altar of woke-ness. Everything is about race to these people, and if that means casting aside identity groups they themselves formerly promoted in order to keep their “one true” agenda rolling, then that’s exactly what they’ll do.

It’s highly entertaining for those on the right to witness, but man is it a terrible electoral strategy. The shift in the Hispanic vote toward the GOP is real and given it’s the fastest-growing minority in the county, Democrats are making a big mistake in being so open about their contempt. “Go woke, go broke” is going to take on a new meaning soon enough.