By Joshua A. Douglas
As President Trump continues to peddle his debunked theory that millions of illegal ballots in the 2016 presidential election cost him the popular vote, his commission on voter fraud is wasting federal resources to figure out just how many non-citizens voted in our federal and state elections.
But amid all the falsehoods, there has actually been some positive news for some legal non-citizens: They are gaining the right to vote in some places.
In November, San Francisco voters approved Proposition N, which grants the right to vote in school board elections to noncitizen parents and guardians living in the city. The noncitizen voters must be at least 18 years old and cannot be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction. The law goes into effect for the November 2018 school board election.