George Will on New York City Council’s proposal to allow noncitizens to vote: ‘I think it’s kindly intended and foolish’

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FILE – Absentee ballots sit in a ballot box during early voting in the primary election, Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Church of St. Anthony of Padua in the Soho neighborhood of New York. New York City, long a beacon for immigrants, is on the cusp of becoming the largest place in the U.S. to give noncitizens the right to vote. Legally documented, voting-age noncitizens, who comprise nearly one in 10 of the city’s 8.8 million inhabitants, would be allowed to cast votes in elections to pick the mayor, City Council members and other municipal officeholders under a bill nearing approval.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Political commentator, and columnist for the Washington Post George Will joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss the New York City Council’s upcoming vote to allow noncitizens who are legal residents to vote in local elections, and what it means for the country if it passes. George also discusses the life and career of the late Bob Dole who passed away at 98.

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