Prof. Ron Hayduk on the history and future of non-citizen voting in the U.S.
"most people are quite surprised to learn that it was common practice in the United States for immigrants to be able to vote. Folks might remember that the criteria for voting historically was not citizenship per se, but it was whether one was white, male and a property owner. So it was race, gender and class that mattered in terms of who is a member of the political community and had voting rights formally," said Prof. Hayduk
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