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City in Maryland extends voting rights to non-citizens

A city in Maryland has voted to allow residents who are not US citizens to cast a ballot in local elections.

The College Park City Council along with six other towns will allow undocumented immigrants and legal permanent residents a vote in future municipal elections, local affiliate Fox DC5 reported. 

The decision was made following a postponement late last month when one unnamed city council members received a 'very serious threat' over the phone right before the vote.  

The College Park City Council in Maryland decided to allow undocumented immigrants a say in who represents them in local government on Tuesday

The College Park City Council in Maryland decided to allow undocumented immigrants a say in who represents them in local government on Tuesday

The Mayor of College Park City, Patrick Wojahn, also said he received a number of angry phone calls prior to the decision, noting that many of the callers were not residents of the city. 

The debate before Tuesday's vote was also very contentious, with dozens of people waiting to speak on the matter.

'Although you come up here and you say that there are hundreds of citizens and residents of College Park that are for this charter, I can tell you that there are thousands against it,' one person who was

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